to complain about antibacs being used instead of bleach?

(109 Posts)
Blue14 Sun 10-Jan-16 08:04:58

Using bleach is not going to kill off the human race, using antibac cleaners might well, so why do so many people use antibacs and think they are taking the high moral ground?

Palomb Sun 10-Jan-16 08:08:13

bleach is antibacterial.

Blue14 Sun 10-Jan-16 08:25:01

bleach is used mostly in toilets, people are splashing antibacterials around all over kitchen surfaces and everywhere, and claiming moral superiority because they don't put bleach in their toilet.

Waffles80 Sun 10-Jan-16 08:29:24

Who are these people? hmm

Palomb Sun 10-Jan-16 08:30:01

Who said bleach is mainly used in toilets and who's claiming moral superiority?

Antibacterial desk wipes are not going to end the human race. Antibiotics might. Is that what you meant?

popperdoodles Sun 10-Jan-16 08:30:56

How is anti back spray going to wipe out the human race?

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Sun 10-Jan-16 08:31:16

ok....what?

popperdoodles Sun 10-Jan-16 08:31:39

*anti bac

MelanieCheeks Sun 10-Jan-16 08:31:54

I believe bleach is not allowed to be used in some schools.

Slutbucket Sun 10-Jan-16 08:32:51

Bleach does not kill germs it just makes things look nice. This is why it is banned from professional establishments.

confusedandemployed Sun 10-Jan-16 08:33:41

Eh?

londonrach Sun 10-Jan-16 08:35:44

Many people? How are many people? I use bleach in the toilet after ive cleaned it as does everyone i know, not that ive asked them, just see the bleach in the toilet. I wouldnt put bleach on kitchen surface i have kitchen cleaner (cif) or wipe down after washing up with damp cloth. Don't understand what you complaining about? I think you got your issues mixed up.

londonrach Sun 10-Jan-16 08:36:18

Who not how....ipad

Asskicker Sun 10-Jan-16 08:39:34

I use bleach in the toilet and anti bac in the kitchen and bathroom surfaces.

Why is bleach so much better?

Mum uses anti bac and then bleach in her kitchen. Bleach doesn't kill all germs but makes things cleaner.

Ruthiesj Sun 10-Jan-16 08:42:32

With Palomb here - are you confusing anti-bacterial with anti-biotics? They're quite different!

KathyCantDoInteriors Sun 10-Jan-16 08:42:52

Bleach does kill germs. I use diluted bleach to wipe down my kitchen surfaces. Kim and Aggie always used bleach and washing up liquid!!!!

Everyone on here complains of bleach and takes to oral high ground, but doesn't mention jumping into their gas guzzelling 4x4's to go buy their anti-bac sprays.

Gotosleep123 Sun 10-Jan-16 08:43:29

Yep did you get antibacterial confused with antibiotics? Different things...

I use bleach in the loo and antibacterial everywhere else

Veterinari Sun 10-Jan-16 08:44:01

I think you're confusing antibacterial disinfectants with antibiotics

Bleach does indeed kill germs Slutbucket confused the reason uts not often used as a surface cleaner is because it should be rinsed away as it's an irritant, and most surface disinfectants don't require this.

Bleach is just another type of disinfectant - it's no better or worse than most other antibacterials

Lonecatwithkitten Sun 10-Jan-16 08:49:22

Slut bucket bleach does kill germs and it is not banned from all professional establishments. I own a clinical establishment and we use bleach in certain areas. This is advice on bee keepers issued on behalf of defra advising hypochlorite (household bleach) as a disinfectant for hives, it is used to clean milking systems, milk tanks, I could go on. The most important thing which bleach is it needs to be used actively i.e. You need to scrub with it, pour it on alone will not work.

Lonecatwithkitten Sun 10-Jan-16 08:49:28

Slut bucket bleach dies kill germs and it is not banned from all professional establishments. I own a clinical establishment and we use bleach in certain areas. This is advice on bee keepers issued on behalf of defra advising hypochlorite (household bleach) as a disinfectant for hives, it is used to clean milking systems, milk tanks, I could go on. The most important thing which bleach is it needs to be used actively i.e. You need to scrub with it, pour it on alone will not work.

Slutbucket Sun 10-Jan-16 08:52:06

It only kills germs when the surface has been pre cleaned so is very inefficient as a cleaner and also very dangerous. It has been banned from professional restaurants, nursing homes etc for quite some time. There are a multitude of other agents that are far more superior to bleach.

BIWI Sun 10-Jan-16 08:52:10

Are you new to MN, Blue14, or are you a name-changer?

Slutbucket Sun 10-Jan-16 08:54:08

Certain areas yes but not kitchens?

Birdsgottafly Sun 10-Jan-16 08:55:18

As said Bleach does kill germs, including the major ones. It isn't as well used in 'Professional Establishments", because of the possible health and environmental risks.

If the OP is in the US then I can understand her concern the FDA have linked the use of antibac cleaners and the rise in 'super bugs'.

So they recommend targeting the cleaner used to the job.

BIWI Sun 10-Jan-16 08:55:57

Domestos advertising endline, Slutbucket:

"Kills all known germs. Dead."

They wouldn't be allowed to say that if they can't prove that it's true.

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