Being the most valuable brand in history globally, Coca-Cola is also the second most recognized phrase in the world after “hello.” Its purchase is easier and less expensive than accessing clean water at some places in the world.
The Cola- Cola Company struggles to maintain an image of a socially and environmentally conscious company, but in fact, it is related to pollution and water shortages.
Moreover, its content and potentially harmful ingredients have been subjected to numerous studies, which found it to be dangerous for our health. Its acidity has led many to question the toxicity of the product, relating to long-term human health, as its pH rating is only one point higher than that of battery acid.
To be specific, a pH of 0 to almost 7 is acidic, while from 7 to 14 is alkaline on the scale. To put things into perspective, the pH level of battery acid is a 1, with pure water having a pH of 7. Research found Coke to have pH levels as low as 2.5.
Also, the consumption of soft drinks has also been linked to respiratory disorders such as asthma and COPD.
Moreover, another study showed that people face a 48% increased risk of heart attack or stroke when consuming one or more sodas per day, as compared to those that don’t drink it on a daily basis or at all.
10 Industrial Uses Of Coke
It may not be beneficial for the human body, but its extreme acidity makes Coke an excellent cleaning agent. By reason of it, Coke may clean surfaces with the same efficacy as many toxic household cleaners.
Hence, we can conclude that it is not suitable for human consumption. However, it can be excellent in your household. Here are 10 uses of Coke as a domestic cleaner:
1. Coke and aluminum foil can bring Chrome to a high shine.
2. Make pennies shine: soak old pennies in Coke in order to remove the tarnish.
3. Clean your toilet: pour around bowl, leave for a while, flush clean.
4. Remove blood stains from clothing and fabric.
5. Clean burnt pans: let the pan soak in the Coke, then rinse.
6. Strip paint off metal furniture by soaking a towel in Coke and laying it on the paint surface.
7. Clean oil stains from a garage floor: let the stain soak, and then hose off.
8. Remove rust: you can use fabric, a sponge, or even aluminum foil dipped in Coke.
9. You can use Coke to clean your engine.
10. Remove stains from vitreous china.