When bleach and baking soda are combined, their cleaning abilities are enhanced. For instance, when unclean garments are treated with both baking soda and chlorine bleach, they emerge cleaner and fresher. This occurs when only 1/2 cup of baking soda is put to a typical load of bleach-treated clothes.
However, bleach should never be used with other common household goods, as harmful fumes are produced. Never combine ammonia or anything containing ammonia, such as window cleaner, with bleach. Gases are emitted that impede breathing and irritate the throat, nose, and eyes. Additionally, vinegar and bleach are a hazardous combination. The chlorine gas that develops is lethal in high concentrations.