One product that really scares me is clorine bleach. Bleach can be very dangerous both for the person using it and for others in the home where it's being used. I recommend trying some great green alternatives first.
Last night I was lucky enough to speak to a group at the Whitinsville Social Library and I mentioned a green alternative to bleach.
I told them to try hydrogen peroxide- It is a great whitener that you can use in the laundry or the bathroom. You can add a 1/4 cup to your laundry to brighten up your whites. And if your battling mold or mildew in the bathroom, you can put a tooth brush in the bottle and give the moldy area a scrub. I told them it really will work.
One gentleman listening to me last night had an "unbelieving" look on his face while I was talking about this.... But guess who showed up at my store this morning! That's right, Mr. Unbelieving. He said he went right home and gave the hydrogen peroxide a try- And it worked great! No More Mold!!
So you see, there are great green alternatives to bleach!! And it's okay to not believe me. All I ask you to do is try it.... You may become a believer like my friend from last night.