Hydrogen peroxide is created in the atmosphere when ultraviolet rays from the sun hit oxygen in the presence of moisture. Chemically it is made up from water H20 and oxygen making it H2O2.
Shelf Life of Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide will break down if exposed to light (which is why you find it in dark plastic bottles in the pharmacy). To ensure it remains potent and stable for longer, store your hydrogen peroxide in a dark, cool and dry place.
Is Hydrogen Peroxide Safe to Clean With?
Hydrogen Peroxide is a strong disinfectant but is non-toxic so is safe to clean with and won’t hurt the environment. You should use it sparingly on granite or marble because it is slightly acidic and can break down the finish on these surfaces. Hydrogen Peroxide can cause discolouring in some surfaces so always test a discrete area first if using on coloured surfaces.
Hydrogen Peroxide is the main active ingredient in our product Virulabs Virucide.