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Bleach isn't something you want laying around your house to use for brightening whites. Since it's toxic, if your pets or kids get into it, you're in trouble. It also doesn't do the fibers of your fabric any favors. Over time, it'll break them down and your clothes will wear out faster. Too much bleach can also yellow clothing, instead of whiten. Thankfully there are natural, safe home remedies you can use to make your whites whiter.