Is Killing Weeds With Bleach Bad for the Environment?

Killing weeds with bleach (sodium hypochlorite) is bad for the environment. Bleach has a pH of around 11, which raises the acid level of the soil. It also adds sodium to the soil and makes it hard to grow any plant in the contaminated area.

Keywords: bleach herbicide, Sodium hypochlorite, kill weeds bleach

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Karen Carter has spent the last three years working as a technology specialist in the public school system. This position included hardware/software installation, customer support, and writing training manuals. She also spent four years as a newspaper editor/reporter at the Willapa Harbor Herald.