While it would be nice to if there was one product that cures anything and everything that ails you, bleach is not that miracle solution. And yet, people keep selling something called “Miracle Mineral Solution,” an industrial chemical unfit for human consumption, as a treatment for a slew of complaints from asthma to HIV. The most recent example is in Texas, where a new complaint accuses a company of shilling a concoction that it claims “is able to overcome most diseases known to mankind.” [More]
Chlorine gas was used for chemical warfare during World War I. You can make it easily in your own home by accidentally combining chlorine and ammonia in a misguided effort to boost cleaning power. Aren’t you clever? [More]
Here’s a weird recall that you might care to know about: Fred Meyer and QFC supermarkets have recalled bottles of bleach that could potentially explode when opened, says the Seattle Times.