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Is vinegar enough to kill raw meat or poop germs?

I don't dilute it with anymore water..... I let it sit for at least 10 min.

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Minga88

Asked by Minga88 at 11:04 PM on Feb. 10, 2012 in Home & Garden

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  • on what ad generally the answer is no.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 11:06 PM on Feb. 10, 2012

  • just on the floor or counter.... I don't like to use harsh chemicals, but I just caught my dog dragging her ass across my hardwood floor. Also, when I am handling raw chicken on the counter. What's a good non-toxic cleaner to kill the germs?
    Minga88

    Comment by Minga88 (original poster) at 11:09 PM on Feb. 10, 2012

  • Lysol
    sarasmommy777

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 11:10 PM on Feb. 10, 2012

  • peroxide
    annanonnymommy

    Answer by annanonnymommy at 11:38 PM on Feb. 10, 2012

  • Chlorine bleach diluted with water. 3 parts water,1 part bleach.
    lga1965

    Answer by lga1965 at 11:47 PM on Feb. 10, 2012

  • Here's a good site that explains this much better than I can, but while you can use vinegar to clean and disinfect with, it's most effective when used combined with a little bleach or peroxide. This site explains why - and why "more vinegar" is NOT better, and it explains the amounts you should use - as well as what kind of vinegar, because they aren't all created equally as far as this goes.


    http://www.apple-cider-vinegar-benefits.com/vinegar-as-a-disinfectant.html

    sailorwifenmom

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 1:26 AM on Feb. 11, 2012

  • soap and water
    GlitteribonMom

    Answer by GlitteribonMom at 11:38 AM on Feb. 11, 2012

  • I thought bleach was kind of toxic?
    Minga88

    Comment by Minga88 (original poster) at 12:04 PM on Feb. 11, 2012

  • A recent European study indicated that sodium hypochlorite and organic chemicals (e.g., surfactants, fragrances) contained in several household cleaning products can react to generate chlorinated volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These chlorinated compounds are emitted during cleaning applications, some of which are toxic and probable human carcinogens. The study showed that indoor air concentrations significantly increase (8-52 times for chloroform and 1-1170 times for carbon tetrachloride, respectively, above baseline quantities in the household) during the use of bleach containing products.
    Minga88

    Comment by Minga88 (original poster) at 12:08 PM on Feb. 11, 2012

  • If you want to kill it - use chlorine.
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 1:25 PM on Feb. 14, 2012

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