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    Default uses for hydrogen peroxide

    I found the following information on I only included uses that have been proven to work.

    1. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and
    hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. (I do it when I
    bathe or shower.) No more canker sores and your teeth will be whiter
    without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash-Truth! But Limited Use!
    The Merck Manuals recommended diluting the 3% hydrogen peroxide 50 percent with water, but suggest it as a rinse and part of a treatment for trench mouth, for example. The FDA has approved 3% solutions of hydrogen peroxide for use as a mouthwash. Most sources said to use it only for a short time, however, such as part of a treatment of a mouth infection. A report from Well-Connected (written or edited by physicians at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital) recommended against extended use, saying that overuse may actually damage cells and soften tooth surfaces. We were not able to find any authoritative information about hydrogen peroxide and canker sores.
    3. Clean your counters, table tops with peroxide to kill germs and leave
    a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray
    it on the counters-Truth!
    4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to
    kill salmonella and other bacteria-Truth!
    8. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and
    keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system
    like bleach or most other disinfectants will-But be sure you put the mixture into a bottle that filters out sunlight. Also, it appears that hydrogen peroxide does not harm septic systems. Again, this is probably a mixture of 50% water with the other half being 3% or 30% strengths of hydrogen peroxide.
    10. If you have a terrible toothache and can not get to a dentist right
    away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten
    minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly-
    11. And of course, if you like a natural look to your hair, spray the
    50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You
    will not have the peroxide burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages, but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown, faddish, or dirty blonde.
    It also lightens gradually so it's not a drastic change-Truth!
    You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of
    whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing, pour
    directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and
    rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary-Truth! But Careful!
    The effectiveness of this method is a matter of experimentation, but the principle is sound. Some of the so called "oxygen" bleaches contain hydrogen peroxide.
    Be careful about the suggestion to use it on spots. Hydrogen peroxide is a bleach!
    Use as a vegetable wash or soak to kill bacteria and neutralize
    We don't know about the chemicals, but there are several credible references about the use of hydrogen peroxide on fruits or vegetables. Research published by the Journal of Food and Science in 2003 showed effective results of using hydrogen peroxide to decontaminate apples and melons that were infected with strains of E.coli.
    19. Clean with hydrogen peroxide when your house becomes a biohazard
    after its invaded by toxic mold, such as those with water damage-Truth!
    In a publication about "Healthy Homes," the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) listed hydrogen peroxide as among the substances that can be used against mold, but also said there had not been enough research to recommend its use. It is not known what molds hydrogen peroxide is most effective against or what the human health hazards may be from using it so extensively. Also, since hydrogen peroxide is a bleach, be careful where you use it in terms of preserving the colors in your home.
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