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14 Feb 2006

Windex cleaner and food
Is this something to worry about? My husband makes coffee at work and he has a habit of cleaning all of the coffee machine parts (inside and out) with Windex cleaner with ammonia-D. He does not pour it in but sprays a paper towel and goes to town. He also cleans the utensils (spoons, forks, etc...) with the same paper towel. Other than getting your insides squeaky clean what else can this do to a person?
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Birdie
I don't know what chemicals this Windex cleaner contains and if they are potentially harmful. However, it is NOT a good idea to use commercial cleaners not intended for food making equipment, on utensils that are used for eating, etc. They could contain potentially harmful components. Please ask your husband to clean these utensils with hot soapy water instead and let them air-dry if he is worried about post-washing contamination.
Take care
DietDoc
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