1. Different battery brands
batteries from different brands can lead to them leaking battery acid.
The reason is that manufacturers use different chemical compositions for
their batteries, which produce different levels of current. When one
runs out of juice, the other can still keep running, but that causes it
to leak, which can damage electronic devices.
2. Rubbing alcohol bleach
Rubbing alcohol contains ethanol or
isopropyl alcohol, which, when mixed with household bleach that contains
sodium hypochlorite, will create chloroform and hydrochloric acid, as
well as chloroacetone or dichloroacetone. These compounds can cause
damage to the nervous system, lungs, kidneys, liver, eyes and skin.
Also, high levels of chloroform can lead to dizziness, nausea, loss of
consciousness and even death.
3. Ammonia bleach
combination is also very dangerous, producing vapors that can cause
severe damages to your respiratory system. And that’s not the worst
thing that can happen – if there are large amounts of ammonia, you might
create a substance called liquid hydrazine. Liquid hydrazine is highly
toxic and potentially explosive.
4. Vinegar bleach
If you add a weak acid to bleach, it
creates vapors of toxic chloramine and chlorine. These vapors can cause
serious chemical burns to your eyes and lungs.
5. Vinegar baking soda
Vinegar is an acid and baking soda is a base – those two cancel each other out, rendering the resulting solution useless.
6. Vinegar hydrogen peroxide
Combining these two products in the
same container will create the corrosive paracetic acid. In high enough
concentrations, paracetic acid can irritate and even damage your skin,
eyes, throat, nose and lungs.
7. Grapefruit medicine
Compounds in the grapefruit interfere
with enzymes in the stomach, which are in-charge of metabolizing
certain types of medicine. This ends up increasing the level of certain
chemicals in the blood and can lead to a deadly overdose.
8. Alcohol ibuprofen
Taking ibuprofen on an empty stomach
can lead to damage to the stomach-lining. Adding alcohol into the mix
stimulates this process and can worsen the effect. Damage to the lining
can lead to internal bleeding, ulcers and other problems.
9. Alcohol acetaminophen
consumption of alcohol causes the body to produce certain enzymes that
interact adversely with acetaminophen. The reactions can damage the
liver and even be lethal. In the U.S. alone, over 200 people die every
year thanks to this deadly combination.
10. Dairy antibiotics
Dairy is rich in calcium, and while
it may be good for your bones, it’s interaction with antibiotics is
anything but. Calcium prevents the antibiotics from being absorbed into
your body, reducing their effectiveness.
Antibiotics that are most effected by dairy are: ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin and tetracycline.
11. Milk energy drinks
The acid in the energy drinks mixes
with proteins in the milk, causing the milk to curdle very quickly. The
results are usually the same – projectile vomiting…
12. Retinol glycolic acid or alpha hydroxyl acid
Both of these skin-care products may
help you look younger, but mixing them together is a bad idea. Glycolic
acid has a different level of pH than retinol, so when both are used,
the glycolic acid becomes dominant, reducing the effectiveness of
retinol considerably. It can also cause some mild skin irritation.
13. Retinol sunlight
Recent evidence shows that retinol can
become toxic when exposed to direct sunlight, and increase your chances
of getting sunburns. It is recommended that you only use it at night, or
if you choose to use it during the day – use sunscreen and avoid direct
sunlight as much as possible.