Head to the medicine cabinet for the Hydrogen Peroxide as a good alternative to the much harsher chlorine bleach when you need to whiten clothes.
Hydrogen Peroxide (H202) is an oxidizing agent that can be used as a bleach.
The 3% solution sold in drug stores as a first aid disinfectant is the best choice for the laundry as well.
It breaks down into water and oxygen and is more environmentally safe alternative to chlorine bleach.
It also works well in removing underarm yellowing and the dye from nail polish, curry, and reed wine stains.