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Cleaning With Bleach While Pregnant

Is it safe to use bleach while pregnant? Find out if it&;s ok for pregnant women to wash their clothes and clean with bleach while still keeping their baby safe.

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I recently bought Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach. I wanted to use this to wash my clothes. I was watching your video – Laundry 101 video. Thanks for the nice information.
My questions:

  1. My wife is pregnant, and I was wondering if I can use this product to clean the clothes? Are there any precautions I should be taking before and/or after using this product for laundry?
  2. If I can use Clorox regular bleach, is it safe to use with “All” detergent liquid to wash clothes? If yes, what is the combination?

Thanks a lot for your advice.


Thanks for your question. Congrats on the future child and glad you liked the video.

Yes, you and your pregnant wife can continue to use Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach to clean, whiten and sanitize your clothes as well as disinfect areas around the house. No special precautions are needed above and beyond those one always uses when handling liquid bleach (use recommended amounts, dilute and use as instructed and avoid splashes and spills).

Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach is safe to use with leading liquid or powder detergents including All detergent. Check care labels and avoid washing items made of wool, silk, mohair, leather, spandex and non-fast colors. If you aren’t sure if a colored item is safe for regular bleach, test for colorfastness to bleach before washing. How to use bleach to wash your laundry depends on the type of washer you have. With a traditional deep-fill top loading washer, add the detergent and bleach to the washer as it is filling with water before you put any laundry in; when it is about half full with water, then you can add the laundry. If you have a high efficiency washer, use the bleach dispenser to add the bleach, filling it to the max fill line.

For clothing that isn’t appropriate for regular bleach, try Clorox 2® For Colors Stain Remover and Laundry Additive. If you aren’t familiar with color safe bleaches, learn more about using them here.

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