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I accidentally sprayed bleach on apples. Could that be dangerous?

Asked by abc123_b (8points) 1 month ago

When I was bleaching towels, I accidentally sprayed some on apples nearby. The next day, to be safe, I washed these apples for about 15 seconds. Are these apples safe to eat Could someone get sick?

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RocketGuy's avatar

I’d eat them if they didn’t look ugly or smell of chlorine. You could peel them if you are worried.

kritiper's avatar

Soak them in cold water, then wash them in cold water individually. Let dry. They’ll be OK.

zenvelo's avatar

Just have to make sure you wash it off as @kritiper stated.

When my mother was living in Indonesia, where dysentery is endemic, my mother would wash all her vegetables, including especially lettuce and salad greens in a diluted bleach bath. Tasted off a bit but was better than getting a bug.

RayaHope's avatar

Since bleach is hazardous to health I would have rinsed them as soon as it happened. Waiting a whole day may not be healthy to eat. Why wait that long?

snowberry's avatar

Yes, rinse it off well, and you are all good to go.

You will get more bleach in your system if you go swimming in a chlorinated pool.

chefl's avatar

Rinse under running water, not soak, ASAP, (now it’s too late, I know) and peel it.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

I think I would pass. Just to be on the safe side. I’d hate to see apples go waste, but I would rather err on the side of caution.

smudges's avatar

Rinse them, dry with a towel…you’re fine. The amount of bleach that got on them from a brief spray was miniscule.

chefl's avatar

By the way, peel it thicker than normal.

KRD's avatar

Yes so don’t eat them.

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