Question from Bonnie
I’m not a doctor and can’t tell you the exact health impact of a one-time bleach exposure for someone with a thyroid condition. I don’t recommend using bleach. Most bleach products contain several ingredients so I can’t give you specifics about how harmful the product is without knowing the ingredients. In general, sodium hypochlorite, a common bleach ingredient has been shown to cause skin and respiratory sensitization, eye irritation, and neurotoxicity. It is also very toxic to the aquatic environment. Cotton used for fabric is washed and processed to remove impurities. I am not aware of any reports of negative health effects from organic cotton due to manure.