Cleaning with alcohol


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Old 02-12-08, 11:05 AM
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I use to work at a pharmacy and we always cleaned with rubbing alcohol. Now I clean my house with alcohol (especially the kitchen) does anyone know if this affects the environment, is it harmful?
 
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Question Alcohol for Cleaning

Originally Posted by melgsix
I use to work at a pharmacy and we always cleaned with rubbing alcohol. Now I clean my house with alcohol (especially the kitchen) does anyone know if this affects the environment, is it harmful?
Better than using amonia, but as bad for the environment as it is to produce the rubbing alcohol in the first place, the answer to which I don't have and would like to know?
I use a product called Clean Green, also dont know the effect on environment of pruducing this product and I use Bicarbonate of Soda as an abrasive cleaner and deoderiser.
What are the environmental effects of producing any of the above?
I think one needs a chemist to answer these questions
 
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Old 02-21-08, 06:40 PM
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Post Clean It All... Granite & Marble Too!

While cleaning the many surfaces of a home with alcohol; donít forget to use it also for cleaning granite and stainless sinks (and for other stainless) as it offers the perfect shine and an extreme ease in cleaning. Alcohol also works wonderfully on finished marble and will enhance, or even return the shine to almost any surface when used alone - or in equal portions with distilled water.
If using alcohol as part of a general/routine cleaning in areas (especially kitchens) where sparks, flames, or in an area where there are smokers Ė or chemicals that could be flammable (as so many are) it is wise to routinely use the diluted mixture, as this greatly reduces the combustible risk.
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Old 02-21-08, 06:44 PM
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Reminded me of a Wayne Dyer book

A guy is making a presentation. He pours alcohol onto worms. The worms die. The presenter asks, "what does that tell you?"

A guy in the crowd says "drink enough alcohol and you don't have to worry about worms"
 
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Old 03-14-08, 04:30 AM
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"Rubbing alcohol" U.S.P. labeled is defined as:

8 parts by volume of acetone
1.5 parts by volume of methyl isobutyl ketone
100 parts by volume of ethyl alcohol

Sounds evil but then so does the volatile solvent dihydrogen monoxide (water).
 
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Old 03-15-08, 10:49 PM
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I made some mooneshine several years ago. It was a bad batch,and unsafe to drink. I had 3 gallons that I mostly used to de-ice my windows in the winter.I still got a few mason jars left.
 
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Rubbing alcohol is a mild household solvent. It is, however, toxic. It is expected that those who use rubbing alcohol, do so with caution and keep out of reach of children. It is a poison, and should not be confused with alcohol used for cocktails.

The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for isopropyl alcohol reports mild irritation for skin exposure, but severe irritation if splashed in the eye. If inhaled, isopropyl alcohol can cause headache and/or respiratory tract infection.

Some folks are more sensitive than others to certain chemicals. If concerned about the toxicity and safety of using rubbing alcohol as a household cleaner, white vinegar can be used.
 
 

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