WHAT DOES BLEACH KILL?
(Besides your favorite little black dress or pair of jeans if spilled?)
It does not kill mold. It is not 100% effective against Giardia, but darn close. Use white vinegar to kill mold.
It does kill:
Numerous bacteria, fungi, and viruses-
Staphylococcus aureus (Staph infection)
Salmonella choleraesuis (Salmonella poisoning)
Pseudomonas aerugenes (bacterial infection)
Streptococcus pyogenes (pneumonia)
Escherichia coli 0157:H7 (E. coli)
Shigella dysenteriae (Dysentery)
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Trichophyton mentagrophytes (Athlete’s Foot, Ringworm, Jock Itch)
Candida albicans (yeast infection, Thrush)
Rhinovirus type 37 (common cold)
Influenza A (Bird Flu)
Hepatitis A virus (effects liver, found in bad water, fecal matter)
Rotavirus (infectious diarrhea, especially in babies)
Respitory Syncytial virus (RSV- bronchitis/pneumonia in babies/children)
HIV-1 (STD leads to AIDS)
Herpes simplex type 2 (mouth, face, lip, eye blisters)
Rubella virus (German measles)
Adenovirus type 2 (Conjunctivitis/Pink Eye, stomach flu, ear infection, croup)
Info courtesy of Clorox.com and the CDC in Atlanta, GA.