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    Old 10-02-2004, 11:16 PM   #1
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    Question Does ammonia kill cold germs?

    Does ammonia kill the "common cold" germs? Better yet, is ammonia effective at killing any specific strains of bacteria or viruses?
    I've looked all over the web and can't find anything specific.

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    Old 10-03-2004, 07:33 AM   #2
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    Re: Does ammonia kill cold germs?

    i do not know, but i hope you are not thinking of using ammonia on yourself. that would be a bad thing. and never inhale it. this can cause severe damage in your airways and lungs.

     
    Old 10-03-2004, 08:11 AM   #3
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    Re: Does ammonia kill cold germs?

    I found this on the web. Ammonia does not kill bacteria or viruses. A bleach based cleaner of diluted chlorine bleach will.

     
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    Re: Does ammonia kill cold germs?

    Please dont ever mix ammonia and bleach together!! It will cause major burning to your lungs!! Bleach diluted with some water will kill germs!!Also i use rubbing alcohol on a rag and wipe down door knobs and telephones and such!!

     
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    Re: Does ammonia kill cold germs?

    Never meant for the bleach to be mixed with the ammonia.

     
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    Re: Does ammonia kill cold germs?

    Thanks, everyone. I know not to mix bleach and ammonia, and I definitely wasn't going to use it on myself, but that's disappointing to hear that ammonia doesn't kill germs. I LOVE ammonia. It is the best cleaner to use in the kitchen, but I want something that will kill germs like staph and e. coli. Bleach is also an awesome cleaning agent, but I hate the dull film it leaves. When I searched on the web, I never got a clear answer as to whether ammonia kills germs itself, or if it was because less germs were left on surfaces because of the wiping action of the sponge. Well, I guess it's back to buying Lysol for me.
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