Death By Toilet Bowl Cleaning?

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Reactions Science Videos | February 19, 2019

When things start looking grimy in the bathroom, and it’s time to whip out yellow gloves, the only thing that matters is getting the job done as soon as possible. So you open the cabinet, see a bunch of bottles and think “Hey, this cleans and that cleans, why not mix them all together? That’ll kill dirt and grime faster!” Think again - your all purpose cleaning cocktail could turn a bad day even worse. Can death by toilet bowl cleaning really happen? Today on Reactions, you're about to find out.


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