What Does Bleach Kill?

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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.

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