Asked by: Dawne Mercatelli
asked in category: General Last Updated: 30th May, 2020

Will drinking hydrogen peroxide kill you?

A swig of hydrogen peroxide — promoted by alternative-health devotees — can kill you. Hundreds of people have become severely ill and at least five have died after consuming high-concentration hydrogen peroxide that some people take as an additive to their diets, according to a new study.

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Beside this, is it good to drink hydrogen peroxide?

Drinking higher concentrations of hydrogen peroxide can be very dangerous because it can cause tissue burns. People mistake the bottle of concentrated hydrogen peroxide for something good to drink. Children and adults who swallowed concentrated hydrogen peroxide suffered severe injury, and in some cases died.

Subsequently, question is, can hydrogen peroxide hurt you? Aside from skin side effects, hydrogen peroxide can also cause: toxicity or fatality when inhaled or swallowed. a potentially higher risk of cancer. damage to your eyes.

Herein, is Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide safe to drink?

Food grade hydrogen peroxide is safe to be used on food products in minimal amounts. But it can be toxic if you inhale or ingest it or if it comes in contact with your skin or eyes.

Does hydrogen peroxide kill everything?

Because of it's destructive power, hydrogen peroxide is used in labs and hospitals to sterilize surfaces, destroying bacteria, viruses and fungi such as yeasts in the process. However, it cannot be used as an antibiotic or antiviral medicine, because it destroys human cells just as easily as it destroys germs.

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