Food-grade hydrogen peroxide is a concentrated solution of hydrogen peroxide that has been marketed as a remedy for many ailments, including cancer. These remedies are not supported by science, and the consumption or inj... More » Science Chemistry

According to the Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology, food-grade hydrogen peroxide can cause damage to the esophagus, duodenum, stomach and airways if consumed at levels high enough to generate caustic injuries. Complic... More » Health Medications & Vitamins Side Effects

While hydrogen peroxide can be useful for treating wounds and has some dental benefits, most of the claims that hydrogen peroxide can cure various diseases are not backed by science. Diseases like cancer and HIV, in part... More » Science Chemistry Solutions & Mixtures

Food-grade hydrogen peroxide, or 35 percent hydrogen peroxide, is used as a topical disinfectant for surfaces in hospitals and restaurants. Some people claim there are medicinal benefits when the substance is swallowed. ... More »

Food-grade peroxide is a 35 percent solution of hydrogen peroxide and water. Several companies sell it over the counter as a pseudoscientific remedy for various incurable diseases. The Food and Drug Administration has wa... More »

A solution of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide, or sodium percarbonate (a powdered form of hydrogen peroxide) mixed with water can be poured into a spray bottle and used as a standard spray-on cleaner. This diluted hydrogen p... More »

Hydrogen peroxide bubbles when it is poured onto a cut or a wound because of an enzyme called catalase, which catalyzes the breakdown of hydrogen peroxide into its constituent molecules of water and oxygen. The bubbles a... More »