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Hydrogen Peroxide (H202) Information

Hydrogen peroxide (H202) is a molecule produced in cells throughout the body, usually as a by-product. However, people are more likely to associate hydrogen peroxide with the product that has traditionally been used to clean wounds, help remove earwax, and whiten teeth. When used normally, in low concentrations for the purpose just listed, it is probably safe in most situations. However, using high-strength hydrogen peroxide -- or using any strength inappropriately -- may be dangerous.
 
If you search the Internet for information on the uses of hydrogen peroxide, you may find a number of questionable claims. Some alternative healthcare providers believe that certain diseases, such as cancer or diabetes, can be cured by taking it internally. Some also recommend the use of "food grade" (35%) hydrogen peroxide, which can cause dangerous side effects, such as stomach bleeding, brain swelling, or even death.
 
No grade or strength of hydrogen peroxide is intended to be taken by IV or swallowed, except in the trace amounts used in the preparation of certain foods.
 
(Click Hydrogen Peroxide [H202] for more information. This article offers a complete overview of what this substance is used for, how it works, important safety precautions, and more.)
 

Hydrogen Peroxide (H202) Information

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