In countries as Argentina , Uruguay , Chile , Paraguay and Bolivia , the idea of lavandina It is used to refer to the product that, in other regions, is known as bleach . It is a mixture of water and alkaline salts It is used as a bleach and disinfectant.

Usually the lavandina is sodium hypochlorite which dissolves in an aqueous solution. Due to its characteristics, it is a suitable substance to eliminate bacteria and other microorganisms, so it is often used to clean the kitchen and bathroom.

However, the use of lavandina carries certain risks. When contacting ammonia or with a acid , generates a toxic gas. Because many products Cleaning have these components, the combination can be harmful to the body.

Beyond these issues, lavandina is very useful for its broad spectrum of action against microbes. When properly cleaned with lavandina, the disinfection of the surface and, therefore, the risk of contracting different diseases is minimized.

People who use lavandina to clean every corner of the house for fear of getting certain diseases they may be victims of intoxication because of not removing all the rest of this toxic product after cleaning or, worse, putting children and animals in the house at risk for the same reason. Just inhaling represents a danger.

This does not mean that we cannot use lavandina to keep our homes clean, but that we must take into account certain tips to minimize risks of intoxication, both for us and for our loved ones. In fact, one of the problems is that the use of this product is inherited from generation to generation without proper preparation, but simply becomes a habit that is fulfilled unconsciously.

One of the best tips is to open all windows so that the rooms of the house are adequately ventilated. On the other hand, it is not convenient to mix lavandina with other cleaning products, since, as in the case of ammonia, the mixture can produce toxic gases. With regard to clothing, there are two issues to consider: to avoid accidental discoloration of our favorite garments, it is recommended to wear old clothes; to minimize the contact of lavandina with the skin, it is appropriate to use gloves rubber.

Lavandina gel is a highly recommended product as a replacement for the traditional one, since it does not splash and eliminates a greater number of germs because of not sliding quickly.

Let's look at some of the most obvious and frequent symptoms of poisoning by lavandina:

* burning and redness of the eyes;

* nausea and vomiting;

* cough (this occurs especially at the time of inhalation);

* decrease in blood pressure;

* sore throat or mouth discomfort;

* burning sensation in the esophagus;

* arrhythmia.

If we accidentally ingest lavandina, it is recommended to remain calm and avoid causing vomiting. Instead, you should rinse your mouth with Water cold and drink water slowly to dilute the product. Next, it is always wise to ask for medical help.

At present, in addition to traditional lavandins that can have various concentrations of chlorine , there are additive lavandins . In this case, the product has some substance that gives it additional properties (for example, to make lavandine also degrease).

It should be noted that, when handling a container with lavandina, it is necessary to use gloves to avoid contact with the skin : If such contact occurs, rinse with plenty of water. If lavandina is ingested by accident, meanwhile, it is essential to go to a hospital urgently.