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Sat Apr 25, 2020, 08:07 AM

You can drink bleach, if diluted

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I have seen on clorox style plastic bleach containers a 50 to 1 ratio to clarify cloudy or suspect water. However, follow CDC guidelines below.
Also hydrogen peroxide is a bleach and you can gargle with a half water, half hydrogen peroxide solution, before spitting it out. Go check your hydrogen peroxide bottle.
Drinking 150 proof whiskey or rum solution (in 'shot glasses') also can have positive affects if taken 'in moderation', since it's known to kill harmful gut bacteria, and beer has been drunk for centuries as a better alternative to (unbleached!) water which back then could cause outbreaks of gut disease.

How Much Bleach Is OK to Drink?
According to the U.S. EPA, drinking water should contain no more than four ppm (parts per million) chlorine. Municipal water supplies commonly deliver between 0.2 and 0.5 ppm chlorine. When bleach is added to water for emergency disinfection, it is highly diluted. Suggested dilution ranges from the Centers for Disease Control are eight drops of bleach per gallon of clear water up to 16 drops per gallon of cloudy water
Adding bleach to water is an effective way to make it safe to use as drinking water. Drinking undiluted bleach can kill you.


Note that highly diluted bleach can be another matter entirely. It is common practice to add a small amount of bleach to water to make it potable. The concentration is enough that the water has a slight chlorine (swimming pool) smell and taste but does not cause any harmful health effects.
 If it does, the concentration of bleach very likely is too high. Avoid adding bleach to water that contains acids, such as vinegar. The reaction between bleach and vinegar, even in a diluted solution, releases irritating and potentially dangerous chlorine and chloramine vapors.

https://www.thoughtco.com/is-it-safe-to-drink-bleach-606151

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Reply You can drink bleach, if diluted (Original post)
jimmy the one Apr 2020 OP
jmg257 Apr 2020 #1
True Blue American Apr 2020 #2
Ferrets are Cool Apr 2020 #3
Squinch Apr 2020 #4
jimmy the one Apr 2020 #6
Squinch Apr 2020 #9
Post removed Apr 2020 #10
greenjar_01 Apr 2020 #7
yardwork Apr 2020 #5
Thomas Hurt Apr 2020 #8
Shermann Apr 2020 #11
jimmy the one Apr 2020 #13
Shermann Apr 2020 #16
Nature Man Apr 2020 #12
captain queeg Apr 2020 #14
PCIntern Apr 2020 #15
dalton99a Apr 2020 #18
stonecutter357 Apr 2020 #17
dalton99a Apr 2020 #19
qwlauren35 Apr 2020 #20
yellowcanine Apr 2020 #21
LisaL Apr 2020 #22

Response to jimmy the one (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 08:13 AM

1. True that. We had a deli with well water, and Clorox had to be added to the water tank periodically

and tests taken to make sure (PH if I recall) was in a certain level.

We were checked often to make sure it was being done.

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Response to jimmy the one (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 08:40 AM

2. I use hydrogen peroxide

For everything. In my laundry ,on my countertops. Can not stand the smell of bleach.

I have gargled with it, nut ever ingested it. I use it on cuts,scrapes.

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Response to jimmy the one (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 09:07 AM

3. Go right ahead.

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Response to jimmy the one (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 09:07 AM

4. First the coxsackie thread and then this one. What are you doing?

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Response to Squinch (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 09:11 AM

6. please try again

squinch: First the coxsackie thread and then this one. What are you doing?

No, you are wrong, this thread preceded the coxsackie virus thread by 45 minutes or so. So the entire premise of your post is wrong.
If you have a criticism or point to make, please try again.

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Response to jimmy the one (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 09:13 AM

9. Gosh. You're hilarious.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 09:12 AM

7. Yup



Seems a little panicky.

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Response to jimmy the one (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 09:08 AM

5. So what?

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Response to jimmy the one (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 09:13 AM

8. So? This water treatment and external disinfectant

Still f n stupid to put it your lungs

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Response to jimmy the one (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 09:20 AM

11. A 50 to 1 ratio is 1200 ppm chlorine

...for 6% bleach. That is way too high to drink, so I question that claim. You would have to "age" that water for a while to get it down to low single digits.

Pool water is usually around 7 ppm. It won't kill you but is a bit high to gulp down.

It is accurate to say that with poison it is all about the percentage. Pure water can cause water intoxication in a human at a high enough percentage.

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Response to Shermann (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 09:27 AM

13. you might be right

You may be right, tho it might just've been a high end where it wouldn't kill you while clearing bacteria water etc.. I do remember seeing that ratio somewhere tho. Unless it was 500 to 1 & I misread.
I will check chlorine bottles next time at walmart, since I have only 'cha ching' chinese brand bleach here with no drinkable dilution instructions.

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Response to jimmy the one (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 09:22 AM

12. you go ahead on, hoss

rock on with yourself.

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Response to jimmy the one (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 09:27 AM

14. Yeah they used to have it on the well at work

But chlorox is already dilute and they’d add a bottle once a month or so to a pump that put out 50 gpm or so into a huge tank up on the hill.

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Response to jimmy the one (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 09:30 AM

15. Yes and guess what?

You can drink Very diluted urine as well with virtually no harmful effects. There’s toxic doses and fatal doses of everything including water so what?

This asshole “mused” about swallowing disinfectant. As I pointed out In another post, drinking Lysol was one of the most common ways of committing suicide many years ago.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 09:33 AM

18. +1. And drinking too much water can kill you

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Response to jimmy the one (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 09:32 AM

17. You can and it will not kill CV19 in your Body ......

You can also eat a tide pod , have you tried that one yet ?

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #17)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 09:35 AM

19. Season with a dash of Worcestershire sauce, a dash of hot sauce, and salt and pepper.

Many People Are Saying, including some experts, that it cleans everything inside from top to bottom


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Response to jimmy the one (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 09:37 AM

20. feel free to do a study

There are people out there putting bleach in their water. See if any of them have gotten the virus.

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Response to jimmy the one (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 09:55 AM

21. Yeah well I would not trust the average yahoo to get the

Dilution correct. Ant the "more is better' fallacy is always a danger.

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Response to jimmy the one (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 09:56 AM

22. Yes, but why would you do it, if quality of water is good?

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