First..I pulled this from the Clorox Company's website. It is from the Material Safety Data Sheet for Clorox Bleach, undiluted....
DANGER: CORROSIVE. May cause severe irritation or damage to eyes and
skin. Vapor or mist may irritate. Harmful if swallowed. Keep out of reach of
Some clinical reports suggest a low potential for sensitization upon exaggerated
exposure to sodium hypochlorite if skin damage (e.g., irritation) occurs during
exposure. Under normal consumer use conditions the likelihood of any adverse
health effects are low.
Medical conditions that may be aggravated by exposure to high concentrations
of vapor or mist: heart conditions or chronic respiratory problems such as
asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis or obstructive lung disease.
Eye Contact: Hold eye open and rinse with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove
contact lenses, after first 5 minutes. Continue rinsing eye. Call a physician.
Skin Contact: Wash skin with water for 15-20 minutes. If irritation develops, call
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Drink a glassful of water. If irritation
develops, call a physician. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. If breathing is affected, call a physician.
Everything natural is not safe.
yes, this is undiluted...watering it down may make it less toxic, but it is still toxic.
Studies have been done in Holland, Australia to name a few..all have found direct links in higher levels of VOC in the environment and Asthma.
Yes, there is a natural cleaner that nukes germs..thank-you the Melaluca Company. I may hate their political and religous views..but I love some of their products. They have the studies to back up their claims.
To the post that said you should not single her out this way..that by not soaking her hands in chemical soup all day, the kids would make fun of her..ummm excuse me but I think her hands peeling!!! could be the source of teasing at the hands of her peers!!!
The only chemical cleaner I use in my home is small amounts of bleach, all rinsed well..with ventilation. I also can't tolerate many chemicals. I use Bio-Kleen laundry soap and dish soap. I use Eco-over for my other cleaning needs.
If she could bring her own hand soap??? Clearly Natural makes a hand soap with iodine.
Your daughters school also must have a Material Safety Data Sheet for every chemical cleaner. Ask to see them.
I understand, my skin doesn't like the tricslocan stuff for germ killing in soaps..it eats up my hands.
Insist your daughter use enough paper towels that her hands don't get wet? I can't see why grade school children should have bleach on their hands anyway.
Are there other parents with the same issues at her school?
Just some thoughts...good luck on working this out.