Post # 1
I was helping my friend last night clean up her new house before they move in, and we were using bleach. We opened 2 windows, but it was SO strong. I can still smell it! Oh well, at least it’s a clean scent. It reminds me of swimming pools and fresh chlorine in the summertime. It’s kinda weird that it’s still there though… Do SMELLS get into your mucous membranes? I didn’t spray it in my face or anything lol.
Post # 3
My mom used to ONLY clean with bleach. The entire house. It was ridiculous. To this day if my best friend smells bleach she automatically throws up.
Post # 4
This is kinda gross, but does the smell of bleach and chlorine ever remind you girls of… well… something else? ;p
Post # 5
Ick, I’m sorry!
I’m allergic to bleach, so I actually can’t breathe around it, get hives if I go in a pool with chlorine, etc. It’s really hard because we have communal laundry rooms in the apartment, so if someone uses a bleach detergent (a lot of it) before me, I sometimes get hives just from the residue.
Yet, my whole life my dad cleaned with bleach because he thinks allergies are “in your head.” *Sigh*
Post # 6
Well uh, bleach is very basic and corrosive–it can actually burn your mucous membranes, so do be careful around it! I loathe the smell of it, too. That and ammonia–which my mom used to mop with. But bleach smell will linger around, particularly on porous surfaces like whatever you were cleaning.
Post # 7
@ ToasterCat – Maybe I’m slow or something, but I don’t get it…? lol
@ lily – that sucks that your dad thinks allergies are “in your head”! I’ve heard of people thinking that other illnesses, depression, etc is “in your head” but allergies?!
@ ejs – I guess it probably did burn my mucous membranes, I know my eyes were watering like crazy, but I don’t know why I would still be smelling it..
Post # 8
haha.. me too @toaster cat, i’m curious now. I must be a nerd
ack, i don’t like the smell of bleach either. it does linger!!
Post # 9
Er, not to be very crass haha, but I think that bleach and chlorine smell like a certain male secretion… *wrinkles nose* sorry for being so vague!
Post # 10
LOL @ ToasterCat! I TOTALLY caught on from the get go…