A Cleaning product named Super 8 offers a tragic lesson on why bleach should not be used for cleaning
The product identified as Super 8 Sodium Hypochlorite Sanitizer manufactured by Autochlor was recently involved in a tragic accident at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant. Sodium hypochlorite is the active ingredient in household bleach. When concentrated bleach solutions are mixed with items like ammonia or acidic cleaners, a toxic gas can be formed. In the case of the employee, it is alleged the bleach sanitizer was accidently mixed with an acid cleaner that was already on the floor. An employee was overcome and subsequently died at the hospital.
This tragic accident should be a reminder that there maybe better alternatives to bleach when it comes to cleaning and killing germs. Used correctly, bleach can be effective, but mixing with other common products found at home or in commercial cleaning operations can cause serious injury or death.
READ “The Problem with Bleach” to learn more about bleach and potentially safer alternatives.
We always like to teach that you NEVER mix different cleaning chemicals together, but people inevitably do. Below are some common items that can create toxic reactions with bleach.
A list of things of common items that should not be mixed with bleach:
Toilet Bowl Cleaners
Soap Scum Cleaners for tubs and showers
Lime Scale Removers
In our opinion, bleach is not needed in commercial cleaning operations and there are alternatives that can work as well, in some cases better, and without the potential incompatibility issues of bleach.
Link to the NBC News Story: “Deadly, accidental mix of acid and bleach blamed for Buffalo Wild Wings manager’s death”
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