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  • Hydrogen Peroxide Description
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Uses, Health Benefits & Scientific Evidence
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Dosage Information
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Safety, Cautions & Interactions
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Supplements & Products

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    Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2), is a colorless liquid chemical compound at room temperature with a bitter taste, only a little more viscous that water. On sight, it actually looks exactly like water. It is a strong oxidizing agent and, in water solution, a weak acid. Small amounts of gaseous hydrogen peroxide occur naturally in the air. Hydrogen peroxide is unstable, decomposing readily to oxygen and water with release of heat. Although nonflammable, it is a powerful oxidizing agent that can cause spontaneous combustion when it comes in contact with organic material.

    The fizzing and bubbling that happens with hydrogen peroxide is used to treat a wound, is not the dying of organisms, but really is the result of the H2O2 hydrogen bonds breaking with the oxygen bonds during the reaction. One of the oxygen molecules is liberated, leaving H2O (water) behind. The free oxygen molecules are what you see bubbling to the surface.

    Hydrogen peroxide has many uses. Hydrogen Peroxide is best known for its bleaching ability and antiseptic properties. For household and medicinal uses a 3.5-percent (by weight) water solution is safest, but may be found at low concentrations of 3 to 9-percent for medicinal applications and as a clothes and hair bleach. Its powerful oxidizing properties allows it to work as a bleaching agent, as anyone who has ever bleached their hair knows, peroxide reacts with melanin to oxidize it and convert it into a compound which is free of color. Hydrogen peroxide's same oxidizing properties allow it to react to bacteria, viruses, spores, and yeasts, making it a great disinfectant. Most strains of harmful bacteria cannot survive in the presence of oxygen or H2O2. Hydrogen Peroxide is also one of the many components that help regulate the amount of oxygen getting to your cells.

    In industry, hydrogen peroxide in higher concentrations is used as a bleach for textiles and paper, as a component of rocket fuels, and for producing foam rubber and organic chemicals. In high concentrations, it can be used as a propellant in rocketry.


  • Hydrogen peroxide released to the atmosphere will react very rapidly with other compounds found in air.
  • Hydrogen peroxide breaks down rapidly in water.
  • If released to soil, hydrogen peroxide will be broken down by reacting with other compounds.
  • Hydrogen peroxide does not accumulate in the food chain.



    Hydrogen Peroxide has been as an used as an antiseptic for cuts, wounds, insect bites, and various skin conditions. As a gargle it can be used for sore throats, gingivitis, periodontal disease and fungal infections. There are internal uses of Hydrogen Peroxide; however, it is important to stress that it should only be administered under the direction of a health care provider. Hydrogen Peroxide has been used intravenously to supply oxygen to the cells thereby reducing, and eliminating in some cases, diseases and infections, some of which include HIV infection, herpes simplex and zoster, bacterial infections, parasitic infections, yeast infections, viral infections, cirrhosis, lupus, cancer, diabetes II, arthritis, and emphysema.

  • Clean and disinfect minor wounds. This is one of the most obvious uses. If you have hydrogen peroxide in your home, it may be the reason. The 3-percent solution you can buy at the drugstore can be applied directly to minor wounds to clean away dead tissue. It can halt minor bleeding, and can help to clear up infections or prevent infections from setting in. It is generally recommended to only apply the hydrogen peroxide once, since doing it too many times may also inhibit friendly bacteria which help to facilitate healing.

  • Acne and boils treatment. If you have infected acne, you may be able to speed up the healing process by applying a little hydrogen peroxide to the infected sites. It will act just the same way it does on wounds, helping to kill the unwanted bacteria and cleanse the area. Just as with wounds, you do not want to overdo this. Just apply it once. If you apply it too many times, you will kill the good bacteria too.

  • Cure canker sores. If you have canker sores in your mouth, you may be able to get them to go away faster by swishing some hydrogen peroxide in your mouth. Combine it with water so that you do not cause any irritation or blistering in your mouth (too high a concentration of hydrogen peroxide can do this in large amounts). Swish it around for half a minute or so, and then spit it out and rinse with fresh water.

  • Remove bad breath. One great alternative to mouthwash for bad breath is hydrogen peroxide. Since hydrogen peroxide kills the unhealthy organisms in your mouth which cause bad breath, all it takes is half a minute of swishing to get bad breath to go away. You may be surprised how effective this is. In fact, if all you have is minor bad breath once in a while, just swishing with hydrogen peroxide once a week could mean you are good to go for the rest of the week. Just make sure you do not overuse it, because it can kill good bacteria in your mouth too.

  • Foot fungus relief. If you are tired of the itching caused by athlete's foot, you may find that hydrogen peroxide is a helpful antidote, thanks to its antifungal properties. This is largely an anecdotal use, but many people claim that they have successfully cured foot fungus infections just by applying a mixture comprised of equal parts water and hydrogen peroxide. It can be applied it to your shower shoes to get rid of the fungus on the shower shoes. Doing this routinely seems to reduce the number of occasions where fungus ends up on the feet. This works pretty well as a preventative measure.

  • Treat colds. There is no cure for the common cold, and hydrogen peroxide is no exception to that rule. But there are things you can do to treat a common cold, and many people report that one great method is to put a couple drops of hydrogen peroxide in your ears. This can help to clear out any infection or blockage in your ear.

  • Eliminate ear infection. You can use hydrogen peroxide drops in your ear to take on an ear infection. Just know that you may need medical attention; you cannot cure all ear infections on your own, and they can get serious. So do not let this stop you from going to a health care provider for medical care.

  • Ear wax removal. Ear wax is not an infection, but it can certainly drive you nuts when it blocks up your ear so much you have trouble hearing. Just as you can use hydrogen peroxide drops to get rid of infections in your ear, you can also use it to clear up excess wax. Try adding a couple of drops of Olive Oil, and then follow it up with a couple drops of hydrogen peroxide. Keep your head tilted for about a minute, and then tilt it back the other way and let the mixture drain out. You may also want to gently flush your ear out with warm water.

  • Sinus infection relief. You should be cautious about trying this remedy, but many people report success without any adverse effects. Mix 3-percent hydrogen peroxide with an equal part of water in order to dilute it, and then put it into a nasal spray container. Spray it into your nose and then blow it back out after a moment. This in theory will kill the sinus infection.

  • Toothache remedy. If you have a toothache and cannot make it to the dentist. Try putting some hydrogen peroxide in your mouth mixed with water, and hold it there for a few minutes. Most people who use this method suggest that you hold it for ten minutes if you can. This reportedly relieves a significant amount of the pain. Some people even do this several times a day, but take caution to avoid overuse, since you do not want to kill the good bacteria in your mouth or cause mouth soreness from overuse of hydrogen peroxide.

  • Take a detoxifying bath. Give your bath water a detoxifying boost by adding two quarts of household hydrogen peroxide to your bath water. Soak in the bath for half an hour. This can be a great idea if you are sick and want to make sure you emerge from the bathtub actually clean of germs.

  • Treat a yeast infection. To treat a yeast infection, try adding a couple of capfuls of hydrogen peroxide to your douching mix. You may find this controls or even cures your yeast infection.


    Hydrogen peroxide has many uses for hygiene and beauty, and is a great supply to have handy in the bathroom. Some of these may overlap with medicinal useus, since they have both a health and beauty effect.


  • Whitening the teeth. Hydrogen peroxide is available in gels, strips and in teeth trays for whitening the teeth. Commerical hydrogen peroxide mouthwashes are available. Hydrogen peroxide can be use as an effective mouthwash to get rid of bad breath too. Swish with a hydrogen peroxide mouthwash. There is some evidence that rinsing with a hydrogen peroxide and water mouthwash can be safe when used over a longer period of time. It may also whiten your teeth and help prevent stains. Swish a mixture in your mouth daily to help whiten your teeth and ward off bacteria. Then do this as a weekly routine to keep your smile looking bright.
    • Use 2 to 3.5-percent hydrogen peroxide, which you can get at your local pharmacy. Using anything higher in your mouth cavity can be dangerous.
    • Pour 1 cup of the peroxide into a cup and mix it with 1 cup of distilled water.
    • Swish around your mouth for 30 seconds to a minute.
    • Spit out the solution when you are finished or if the solutions hurts. Rinse your mouth with water.
    • Avoid swallowing the mouthwash, which could cause health problems.
    • Consider buying a commercially available mouthwash with hydrogen peroxide.
  • Make a toothpaste. If you are not a fan of toothpaste that comes in a tube and has all kinds of questionable artificial ingredients, you can make your own toothpaste at home. You can do this using baking soda by itself or you can make it even more effective by mixing baking soda with hydrogen peroxide. This also works great in a pinch if you simply forgot to put the toothpaste on your grocery store list before you headed to the supermarket.

  • Toothbrush disinfectant. Pour some hydrogen peroxide over your toothbrushes. This can help kill staph and other bacteria, which lessens the chance of it getting into (or getting back into) your mouth.


  • Use it as a deodorant. Apparently this stuff works great as a deodorant if you mix it in a 1:2 ratio with dish soap. You are meant to leave it on for half an hour, and then rinse it off.

  • Clean your contact lenses. Contact lenses can gradually accumulate a buildup of proteins over time. One way you can get rid of that buildup is to use a commercial lens cleaner or you can use hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is the active ingredient in many lens cleaners as it is. It gets the job done quickly, easily and cheaply.

  • Whiten your nails. If you want to whiten your nails, you can do it the same way you can whiten teeth or hair with hydrogen peroxide. Just soak some hydrogen peroxide into a cotton ball and dab it onto your nails. This can lighten them, making for a brighter appearance.


  • Cover your roots. If the roots of your bleached blonde hair are starting to show their dark, natural color while they grow, try dabbing on some hydrogen peroxide and let it sit for about half an hour, and then wash it out. This is often enough to conceal the roots.

  • Gradually lighten your hair. Covering your roots the quick and dirty way is not the only use for hydrogen peroxide in your hair. You can also use it to lighten your hair gradually over time. Mix equal parts hydrogen peroxide and water and add them to a spray bottle. Spray the solution into your hair, and then use a comb to help distribute it. Wait for it to dry, and that's it. Just do this routinely, and your hair will gradually show blonde highlights. The nice thing about this is that it is not too harsh, and it also gives you control over how light you want to go, since you can just do it a little bit at a time (if you have ever used Sun-In lightener, this essentially works the same way using the same active ingredient plus some lemon juice).


  • Corns & Calluses. If you have calluses and corns on your feet, you can soften them by soaking your feet in hydrogen peroxide and water.


    Hydrogen peroxide is an ultra-cheap disinfectant and cleaning solution that can be added to your other green cleaners such as baking soda and vinegar. The price is good and it is safer to use than the harsh chemicals found in commercial cleansers. This is a list of uses for 3-percent hydrogen peroxide (the kind found in the brown bottle at your local drugstore or supermarket). This can help prevent sickness or keep sickness from spreading and leave surfaces looking sparkling and clean.


  • Clean your cutting board and countertop. Your cutting board is a place where germs can readily congregate, especially if you use it to chop meat. Rinse off your cutting board after you use it, and then spray it down with peroxide. This will take care of those germs before they get into other foods you are preparing or find their way onto your utensils. Hydrogen peroxide bubbles away any nasties left after preparing meat or fish for dinner. Add hydrogen peroxide to an opaque spray bottle (exposure to light kills its effectiveness) and spray on your surfaces and countertops. Let everything bubble for a few minutes, then scrub and rinse clean.

  • Disinfect your lunchbox. Lunchboxes can become a mess over time with a buildup of food residue because they are not washed every time they are used. Occasionally spray some hydrogen peroxide inside. Let it sit for a few minutes and then rinse and wipe it down. This will disinfect the box and keep the family healthy.

  • Disinfect the inside of a cooler. Coolers are subject to the same issues as lunchboxes. They tend to accumulate food residue and go neglected. You can wipe down a cooler's interior the same way you can a lunchbox. This will help keep the cooler sanitary.

  • Disinfect reusable shopping bags. If you use a reusable shopping bag in order to protect the environment, this is a great way to cut back on environmental waste, but you need to take steps to occasionally protect your health too. Now and again, you are going to want to turn your bag inside out, and spray some hydrogen peroxide solution on the fabric. This will disinfect the bag and also get rid of any lingering food odors.

  • Add it to the dishwasher. If you want your dishwasher to do a better job, try adding a couple ounces of hydrogen peroxide to your dish detergent. While you are at it, you can also add a little to your regular dish and hand soap to give them a boost. They will do an even better job at killing germs.

  • Wipe out your refrigerator and dishwasher. Because it is non-toxic, hydrogen peroxide is great for cleaning places that store food and dishes. Just spray the appliance outside and in, let the solution sit for a few minutes, then wipe clean. This will neutralize some odors and rid the unpleasant odors out of your refrigerator and disinfect everything. Wipe down the shelves to get rid of unsightly food stains and also kill the germs. After cleaning, keep a box of baking soda in the refrigerator to help absorb unpleasant odors.

  • Clean your sponges and dishrags. Dishrags and sponges pick up a ton of germs while you use them. And then if you just leave them sit, those germs can really multiply. Soak your dishrags and sponges in hydrogen peroxide or even just spray it on them while they are sitting in the sink, and watch them foam up. Soak them for 10 minutes in a 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and warm water in a shallow dish. Rinse the sponges thoroughly afterward. Doing this not only helps you to stay safe, but it also extends the lifetime of your sponges before you have to replace them. You may also be able to go a little longer between washings for your dishrags.

  • Remove baked-on, caked on food-stuff from pots and pans. Combine hydrogen peroxide with enough baking soda to make a paste, then rub onto the dirty pan and let it sit for a while. Come back later with a scrubby sponge and some warm water, and the baked-on stains will lift right off. The baking soda acts as an abrasive while the hydrogen peroxide helps to break up the particulates.

  • Clean fruits and vegetables to keep them fresh. There are several different ways you can use hydrogen peroxide to clean your fruits and veggies and help them stay fresh. Get a spray bottle and add some food-grade hydrogen peroxide. Spray them, let them stand for a couple minutes, and then rinse off the hydrogen peroxide and let them dry. You can then fill another spray bottle with vinegar and spray your fruits and veggies with that. The two work great for detoxifying your food. To preserve your fruits and vegetables so that they last longer, pour a sink full of cold water, and then add a quarter of a cup of food grade peroxide. Soak your vegetables for around 20 minutes. Rinse them, and let them dry. This will get rid of chemicals which may have been used in the growing process, and also will preserve freshness.

  • Keep a salad fresh. alads are delicious and very good for you, but they tend to go bad almost overnight. To keep your salad fresh a little bit longer, combine half a cup of water with a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide (make sure to use food-grade, once again), and then spray this mixture on the salad. As you can see, this mixture is very much watered-down. This is important.


  • Whiten bathtub grout. If excess moisture has left your tub grout dingy, first dry the tub thoroughly, then spray it liberally with hydrogen peroxide. Let it sit for a little while (it may bubble slightly), then come back and scrub the grout with an old toothbrush and soapy water. Scrub vigorously, and then dry it off. You may have to repeat the process a few times, depending on how much mildew you have, but eventually your grout will be white again.

  • Removing stains and scum. Tiles, like the grout so often used to seal them, can become quite ugly quite fast when they accumulate stains and soap scum. Hydrogen peroxide helps to kill mold and brighten tiles, so it makes an excellent tile cleaner. To use it, just mix it up in a paste with flour. Apply it to your tiles directly, and then cover it with plastic wrap. Leave it sit overnight, and then come back the next morning and rinse your tiles until they are clean. They should be bright, shiny and sparkly, just like new.

  • Clean the toilet bowl. Pour half a cup of hydrogen peroxide into the toilet bowl, let stand for 20 minutes, then scrub clean and flush. Douse the toilet brush in hydrogen peroxide while cleaning the bowl. This will disinfect the brush and keep it clean and sanitary.
  • Clean the mirrors. If you hate the streaks that commercial cleaners leave on your mirrors, try using hydrogen peroxide. According to a lot of people who use hydrogen peroxide for cleaning around the home, hydrogen peroxide makes a great no-streak cleaning agent for mirrors. You can just spray it on and then wipe it down using paper towel. It will get rid of any bathroom germs that have made a home on the glass too.

  • Kill mold. Anywhere you find mold in your house, you can apply hydrogen peroxide directly to the site, and then wipe it clean. Hydrogen peroxide is effective against many different types of mold, and can help to clean and detoxify a wide variety of surfaces.

  • Wash your shower curtains. The shower curtains love to pick up mildew and soap scum like it is an extreme sport. Fight back by using hydrogen peroxide. If you have a shower curtain which can go in the washing machine, do it. Otherwise you can do it by hand. Do not use on colored fabric shower curtains if you do not want them bleached.


  • Remove stains from clothing, curtains, and tablecloths. Hydrogen peroxide can be used as a pre-treater for stains. Soak the stain for a little while, perhaps 1/2 hour, in 3-percent hydrogen peroxide before tossing into the laundry. This should help pull the yellowing out of white fabrics for a fresh clean look. You can also add a cup of peroxide to a regular load of whites to boost brightness. It is a green alternative to bleach, and works just as well. Do not use on garments you do not want to bleach. For sweat stains on the armpits of shirts, mix two parts hydrogen peroxide with one part detergent and use it directly on the stains you are trying to remove. Do not use on dark or patterned cloth, or you will bleach your clothes.

  • Get rid of musty smell in clothing. You can get rid of these odors by washing your clothes in a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and white vinegar. This will get rid of any unwanted smells our of your clothing fast. Only do this with light-colored clothing.


  • Clean your rugs and carpets. If you have some tough stains in your rugs or carpets, spray hydrogen peroxide on them to get rid of those unsightly food and mud stains. Be sure that you only do this on light-colored fabrics, though. If you try it on dark colored carpets or rugs, you could end up bleaching them and creating a new unsightly patch instead. You may want to do a test first in a spot where no one is going to see it (inside a closet or under an item of furniture for example). If you have light or white colored carpet, using hydrogen peroxide should be no problem.

  • Brighten dingy floors. Combine half a cup of hydrogen peroxide with one gallon of hot water, then go to town on your flooring. Because it is so mild, it is safe for any floor type, and there is no need to rinse.

  • Clean kids' toys and play areas. Hydrogen peroxide is a safe cleaner to use around kids, or anyone with respiratory problems, because it is not a lung irritant. Fill an opaque spray bottle with hydrogen peroxide and spray toys, toy boxes, doorknobs, and anything else your kids touch on a regular basis. You could also soak a rag in peroxide to make a wipe.

  • Clean a dehumidifier or a humidifier. Dehumidifiers and humidifiers both have a tendency to accumulate mold buildup. If you let this get out of control, it becomes a sanitation problem fast. Now and again, run a hydrogen peroxide and water solution through your device to kill the mold inside. That way you will continue to process clean air.


  • Remove algae from an aquarium. One safe and effective way to kill algae growing on the sides of the fish tank without harming your aquarium’s inhabitants is to use hydrogen peroxide. This must be done with great care. You want to use around 60 ml (1/4 cup) of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide per 250 liters (that iss 66 gallons) of tank water. Add it with a dropper or a syringe slowly over the course of about five minutes. Apply it directly to the clump of algae if you can. Once the hydrogent peroxide lands on the algae and reacts with it, killing it, it will dilute rapidly, converting into water plus free oxygen. Be aware that some aquarium plants may not handle this well. And if you add too much, you will oxidize (and kill) your aquarium's inhabitants, including fish, snails, shrimps and frogs. As an interesting anecdote, people have been adding barley straws to their aquariums for quite a long time to kill algae. It is believed that this works because the barley slowly releases hydrogen peroxide in small amounts.

  • Add oxygen to a bag while transporting fish. If you are transporting fish in a bag, you can make this process safer and more comfortable for your fish by adding hydrogen peroxide to the bags. Do not use the liquid hydrogen peroxide recommended for the other applications in this article. Instead, go with the little white tablets which dissolve for a controlled release of oxygen. Note that if you have a gasping fish, you can sometimes save it by adding a five times dose of the liquid hydrogen peroxide. This is a measure of last resort, but the oxygen boost sometimes is enough.

  • Treat animal wounds. Just as hydrogen peroxide can be used to treat human wounds, you can also use it to treat wounds on your pets. This includes fish, just not very small ones. If you can dab it on carefully, it will remove dead flesh and help to kill the bacteria. Balance this with the risk of stressing the fish though. If you stress the fish out too much, it may not be worth it, and you have to get it back into the water fast.

  • Induce vomiting to safe a pet's life. If your pet swallows something toxic, you may be able to save its life by inducing vomiting with the aid of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide. This works well for dogs, cats, pigs, and ferrets. It does not work for rodents, horses, rabbits, birds, or ruminant species. Start by offering your pet a small meal; this makes it more likely your animal will vomit. If he does not eat it, just move onto the next step. Measure hydrogen peroxide out as follows: 1 millimeter per pound of weight (with a small critter like a ferret, half a teaspoon is usually sufficient). Use a syringe or turkey baster to squirt it into the back of your pet's mouth. Vomiting should ensue inside of 15 minutes. You can try this one more time if it fails the first time. If it fails again, it is time to call the vet.


  • Help out your plants. To ward off fungus, add a little hydrogen peroxide to your spray bottle the next time you are spritzing plants. Use a 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide added to one gallon of water for your plants.

  • Boost plant growth. One cool scientific fact about H2O2 is the fact that it is found in rainwater naturally. During a rainstorm, there is ozone in the atmosphere (O3). Now and again, the falling H2O (water) picks up an extra oxygen atom from this ozone. This converts it into H2O2. It turns out that this is one of the reasons that rainwater helps plants to grow faster. You can soak your plant seeds in hydrogen peroxide to simulate rainwater. This will get rid of fungal spores and speed the rate at which your seeds germinate. Use 1 ounce of peroxide for every 2 cups of water, and make it an overnight soak. Also, if you have plants which have been growing for a while, you can boost the health of their root system by occasionally spraying them with a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water. Just use 1 part peroxide to 32 parts water. What a cool use for this handy compound.

  • Kill mites. Mites are a pain wherever you find them. Wherever you do, spray some hydrogen peroxide. It’s a safe way to kill mites which won’t contaminate your home or outdoor environment.


    Use a solution that is 3.5-percent grade for external use. Read and follow product label directions for use. A 35-percent food grade Hydrogen Peroxide is recommended for internal use, but again, it is important to note that at this high a concentration, it is a very strong oxidizer and if not diluted can be extremely dangerous or even fatal, therefore, use Hydrogen Peroxide 35-percent food grade only for internal use, and only under a health care provider's supervision.

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  • You can be exposed to hydrogen peroxide through its use as a general disinfectant. Hydrogen peroxide solutions used for this purpose are sold at almost all drugstores or supermarkets.

  • Because hydrogen peroxide is used in many industries for a variety of purposes, workers in such industries may be exposed to this chemical through inhalation or contact with the skin. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets a limit of 1 part of hydrogen peroxide in a million parts of air (1 ppm) in the workplace for an 8-hour work shift, 40-hour work week.

  • Low exposure may occur from use in the home; higher exposures may occur from industrial use. Exposure to hydrogen peroxide can cause irritation of the eyes, throat, respiratory airway, and skin. Drinking concentrated liquid can cause mild to severe gastrointestinal effects. This substance has been found in at least 18 or the 1,585 National Priorities List sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


    Hydrogen peroxide can be toxic if ingested, inhaled, or by contact with the skin or eyes. Inhalation of household strength hydrogen peroxide (3-percent) can cause respiratory irritation. Exposure to household strength hydrogen peroxide can cause ocular irritation. Inhalation of vapors from concentrated (higher than 10-percent) solutions may result in severe pulmonary irritation.

    Ingestion of dilute solutions of hydrogen peroxide may result in vomiting, mild gastrointestinal erosions or embolism (blockage of blood vessels by air bubbles). Ingestion of solutions of 10 to 20-percent strength produces similar symptoms, but exposed tissues may also be burned. Ingestion of even more concentrated solutions, in addition to the above, may also induce rapid loss of consciousness followed by respiratory paralysis.

    Eye exposure to 3-percent hydrogen peroxide may result in pain and irritation, but severe injury is rare. More concentrated solutions may result in ulceration or perforation of the cornea. Skin contact can cause irritation and temporary bleaching of the skin and hair. Contact with concentrated solutions may cause severe skin burns with blisters.

    It is not known if exposure to hydrogen peroxide may affect reproduction in humans. We do not know if exposure to hydrogen peroxide may result in birth defects or other developmental effects in people.

    The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has determined that hydrogen peroxide is not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans.

    There are no studies on the health effects of children exposed to hydrogen peroxide. Documented cases of children being accidently exposed to hydrogen peroxide have described effects similar to those observed in adults.


  • Most families may be exposed to household strength hydrogen peroxide.
  • Hydrogen peroxide should not be stored in containers that may appear attractive to children, such as soda bottles.
  • Containers with hydrogen peroxide should be stored out of the reach of children.

  • There are no diagnostic clinical tests that show that that you have been exposed to hydrogen peroxide. White foam from the mouth immediately after ingestion of significant amounts may provide a clue to emergency personnel.

    Hydrogen Peroxide can be very dangerous and even cause death when taken internally. If you accidentally swallow Hydrogen Peroxide, call poison control, or seek medical treatment immediately.

    For more information about health concerns and toxicology, call the ATSDR Information Center at 1-888-422-8737.


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    Kissable Taste Of Clean - Wintermint HPM. Swish this hydrogen peroxide mouthwash around and feel your mouth come alive with infinitesimal bubbles and fresh clean mint! Tiny oxygenating bubbles convert sulfides (the germs which cause halitosis) into sulfates to eliminate odor, while the natural wintermint flavor gives you that delightfully cool taste. Great after meals when you do not have an opportunity to brush.


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