Plenty of people swear by vinegar.
It’s certainly inexpensive, non-toxic and biodegradable and has been used as a common disinfectant for thousands of years.
It’s not as effective as commercial cleaners — but it’s still a useful disinfectant.
Is vinegar toxic to humans?
The basic component of vinegar (including apple cider vinegar) is diluted acetic acid, which is a toxic waste product in the human body. The use of vinegar has been shown to be harmful to the liver and to the kidneys. Vinegar is also an irritant to the central nervous system.
Is white vinegar harmful?
Although white vinegar is generally safe, too much of a good thing could prove harmful. Excessive consumption of acidic foods such as vinegar can contribute to degradation of tooth enamel. Some research indicates that white vinegar may be more damaging to your teeth than other types of vinegar ( 9 ).
Does vinegar actually clean?
White vinegar is the most acidic, which can make it a potent cleaner, but it can also make it too strong for some types of cleaning, in which case you can dilute it with water — or go with something milder, like apple cider vinegar.
Is vinegar environmentally friendly?
Because vinegar is edible and all natural it is easily biodegradable and environmentally friendly.