Bleaching is the process of removing color from fabrics or clothing. The process of bleaching is also done to remove stains and is commonly used as a disinfectant. Bleach is so widely popular that you likely have a canister of it somewhere in your home. Used for decades, it has become a staple to clean and sanitize the home.

However, bleach cannot be ignored for what it is: a highly concentrated chemical agent. Thus, like many other chemicals, bleach has an impact on the environment and human health. But what are they? Let’s find out.