Originally Posted by hdgoldie
There are differences in opinion on the anti-bacterial properties of peroxide - it does not kill staph at all and has mixed results on other bacteria. I'll stick with bleach. If you are concerned about flushing all the bleach out of the system, add a little white vinegar to your flush. It will clear out any lingering traces/odor.
I beg to disagree , peroxide does kill staph and e coli and a multitude of bacteria
Why do you think it is used on wounds?
Bleach doesn't kill staph but long enough exposure to free chlorine may
Peroxide is a much more effective killing bacteria than bleach unless you have high levels of free chlorine. Hard to accomplish with bleach
The truth is chlorine is cheap, easy to test for and widely used because if those two specific reasons
Free chlorine is targeted in potable water systems due to the above
Ozone and UV are effective as well but control and testing which is of course where peroxide comes in, difficult to test for at economical levels