A: Mold/mildew on children's bath toys After researching the mold/mildew issue for some time in an effort to avoid using chlorine bleach (for environmental reasons), I've concluded that the only answer to
mold/mildew is bleach. Chlorine bleach is sure-fire; hydrogen peroxide might work if it's high-strength. I'd soak the toys in a bleach solution for as long as it takes to get rid of the
mold/mildew. (You may need to use an old toothbrush to get into crevices.) Then I'd rinse the bath toys carefully, and air them in the sun, before giving them back to the children.
As a person who makes natural-cleaning products told me, "Bleach is to be avoided when possible, but
mold/mildew is also bad [for people]. At least the chlorine bleach doesn't persist in the environment."
-- Judy Steele
Judy Steele, MTP (Master of transpersonal Psychology)
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