I was amazed with the results of a biochemist Annie Pryor's research on the effectiveness of household cleaners. Our bodies, produce, carpet, floors, clothing, and environment are full of germs. Most of them are harmless or even helpful. Everyone gets PLENTY of germ exposure. Toxic cleaners tout the ability to keep us safe from 'bad germs' and natural cleaners tell us they can do the same job without additional toxins. I have been using vinegar for the past several years. I hate the smell but thought it best for keeping bathrooms sanitary.
Annie Pryor has a Ph.D.
Her research and results are posted in full
TEST RESULTS FOR: White Vinegar, Isopropanol, Hydrogen Peroxide, Method All-Purpose Cleaner, Thieves Spray, Lysol Disinfectant Spray, and Zylast Hand Sanitizer
In the following experiments, I tested pure white vinegar, Lysol Disinfectant Spray, 70%
Hands down the winner for effective cleaning is that brown bottled buddy (found in the wound care section of the store) Hydrogen Peroxide.
As you can see, only the 3% hydrogen peroxide and the Zylast hand
To test cleaning products, I used masking tape to section off squares on my kitchen countertop and labeled them according to what I would be testing. I made sure that my countertop was very clean to start with, of course.
Next I made germy water. To do this I mixed a small scoop of mud from our