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January 23rd, 2011, 04:26 PM
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This is completely off topic, but I know everyone here will give me an honest answer.
My MIL discovered she had many mice living in her house. She set up traps and and whatnot to get rid of them, and caulked around any openings she might have to keep them out. Then she tells me that she sprayed straight bleach all over her hardwood floors. I'm cringing at the thought of her house smelling like bleach, and I don't want Maddie there at all, for a while. Am I being silly? I looked up some info on bleach, and it says once it drys on something, the bleach has evaporated and it is safe, but I find this hard to believe.

Normally, I could just avoid her house for a while, but my SIL is coming in town and I know we will be going over there. Am I overreacting? And when do you think it will be safe? I don't want to breathe in bleach, let alone have Maddie breathing it in. I want to talk to DH about it, but want to be sure I'm not just being silly.

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January 23rd, 2011, 04:40 PM
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I think it should be fine by then. And I first read it as overeating LOL

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January 23rd, 2011, 05:27 PM
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From what I can find it should be fine within a few hours as long as her house is ventilated and not shut up tight without any A/C on. If you can still smell the bleach and it is strong...I would take a run over there without Maddie before you SIL comes in...I wouldn't take her. If she dumped straight bleach on the floor it may still smell as it could have soaked into the wood depending on how old the wood is. I understand your concern if that is what she did. If you go over and can't smell anything I would think it would be fine though... I don't clean with bleach because I can't stand the smell so I don't know how long it would take to dry...

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January 23rd, 2011, 06:26 PM
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Ahhh...I do tend to overreact when it comes to my MIL, she drives me nuts! She does tend to overuse bleach as the cure for anything germy. I will be having dh stop by and check on the smell first. I just don't see how she could spray her entire house down and it not smell...

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January 23rd, 2011, 07:57 PM
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I bet her house did smell! I was worrying about the bleach ruining the hardwood floors. Bleach does kill almost everything, so that was a good choice. If it still smells, perhaps she could mop with plain water and ventilate the house. If the house just smells a little like bleach then things will probably be fine for LO. Your MIL certainly did everything she could think of to keep out the mice and clean up after them! I grew up in an 80 year old (at the time) farmhouse, and we had mice in the walls. One winter we caught 42 in the trap

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January 24th, 2011, 07:40 AM
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I agree that if the smell isn't there or isn't strong it's probably fine....HUGs
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We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
Our choice to not vax isn't based in ignorance, poverty, conspiracy theory and rumor. It's research, common sense, fact and evidence based..something the medical community has largely forgot about.
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