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Question:Are ammonia and bleach okay for cleaning?

I know they're harsh chemicals, but they do the trick. Am I doing a bad thing by cleaning with ammonia and bleach?

Asked by VictoriaB on 2/5/08 1 Answer»


Both ammonia and bleach are toxic to your lungs. Ther are also harmful to the environment.

There is Seventh Generation products, and now Clorox has Clorox Green, still harmful to your lungs with the ethanol, but much better for the envoronment.

Here is some information on making your own natural cleaners.

Answered by: Debbie on 3/2/08
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