I came across your chemistry question website and wanted to ask a few questions.
I have been cleaning with 3% hydrogen peroxide and 5% white vinegar. I’d mix both, 50/50 in a 28oz spray bottle (no water).
I just recently read that this “could” produce peracetic acid, which also “could” be harmful to eyes/lungs/skin.
I’ve been using this formula for around 5 years. I’ve never had skin burns, but I have noticed eye/throat discomfort when scrubbing inside my shower. I thought the discomfort was due to the vinegar, but none of the symptoms lingered.
My questions is, should I be concerned with the heath effects of having been cleaning with this for so long?
I do plan to talk to my dr about it, as I’m in my third trimester of pregnancy, but I wanted to ask a chemist. I called poison control but they didn’t have much insight, especially with pregnancy.
I truly appreciate your time and help.