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Store It in the Refrigerator?

Posted by Barry (Aurora, CO) on 07/27/2007

Never heard of storing in refrigerator before, read many many sites, McCabe does NOT mention either, Mr. Moderator Ted, whadyathink?"

[1/1/2007: CG from Globe, AZ writes, "I wonder if people are aware that the hydrogen peroxide cures involve 35% FOOD GRADE, H202. It must be kept in the refrigerator and is mixed with distilled water by the drop. It cures a multitude of ailments! All information about its effectiveness can be found online with any search engine."]

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

I don't store the 35% H2O2 in a refrigerator and generally store them in a dark cool place that is out of reach for general purpose. H2O2 is relatively stable in a cool dark place, but I don't close the bottle too tight, mine is in a plastic bottle to allow the gas to escape, but it is never too tight. The reason why this is done is to PREVENT accidental ingestion of H2O2. A less concentrated one such as drops are o.k., but not for any amount of H2O2 exceeding 0.5%.

The ones that I put for use always has a different color and also placed relatively out of reach and the concentration is always 3% or less.

To put in the refrigerator would mean accidents can happen and it is best to prevent them by putting it in a place that is out of reach for people including myself.

Since H2O2 have a limited shelf life to about 2-3 year (often longer), I will generally discard if I know that the solution is weak whenever reacted with a used, but cleaned toothbrush. That's how I know when to discard an H2O2 if kept too long.