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Does vineger really kill bad germs?

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Asked by Drayad at 4:09 AM on Jan. 8, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • No idea, but to the naked eye it gets things much cleaner :)

    Answer by ceemuhreeashbee at 4:38 AM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • yep it's trye !!!
    even if u clean with it .. its perfect for envoronment ;) no chimical on it will affect our earth if we all use it
    its perfect for mirors and glacess , even for our health

    Answer by caramelH at 5:04 AM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • The vinegar you buy in stores, whether apple cider, balsamic, white, or another kind, contains 5 percent acetic acid, which does have antimicrobial properties. Various studies have found that vinegar, usually in combination with table salt or hydrogen peroxide, can inhibit the growth of some strains of E. coli. It's also an effective mold killer. Its production doesn't take such a toll on the environment, and while it can be pungent, a whiff of vinegar cleaning mix won't sear your airways.
    When it comes to food safety, vinegar hasn't been as thoroughly tested as chlorine bleach. Studies that find it kills germs are generally vague in terms of how much of the germs are killed and how much are left behind. While we often recommend it for general cleaning, it would be great to have more specifics on its germ-killing capabilities, especially for people who have someone with a compromised immune system in their home

    Answer by layh41407 at 7:51 AM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • Got the above from a pamphlet from a local institute that studies and encourages 'green' living.

    Answer by layh41407 at 7:52 AM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • oh yes, it's fabulous. we even used it when house training our dogs. love it.

    Answer by derosia_mama at 9:43 AM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • Yes, and you can add to it, to make it even better.

    This Is what we use for most cleaning (initially used as part of my daughter's 6th grade science fair project). It is cheap (my favorite) and non-toxic.
    1/4 cup white vinegar
    3/4 cup warm tap water
    1 tablespoon baking soda
    10 drops of tea tree oil (antibacterial, antifungal, etc.)
    2 drops oil of lavender essential oil (optional) (antiseptic and smells nice)
    For extra scrubbing, I make a paste with salt, baking soda and vinegar.

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:09 PM on Jan. 8, 2011

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