Is Hydrogen Peroxide Bad for the Environment?

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Q: I recently did a purge of my bathroom medicine cabinet, and came up with 5 bottles of hydrogen peroxide (?!) What do I do with these? Is hydrogen peroxide bad for the environment?

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Editor: Well, according to the EPA, hydrogen peroxide "breaks down rapidly in the environment to oxygen and water."

So... you could leave the caps off for awhile and safely dump them. But since that feels pretty wasteful to us, try using it for a myriad of other things, as greenlivingtips.com suggests, such as sterilizing your toothbrush or killing mold in your bathroom.

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