How do you remove carotenoid stains?

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Offline thedoc

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How do you remove carotenoid stains?
« on: 14/07/2014 15:30:02 »
Ralph asked the Naked Scientists:
I have a supplement that I take am Mixed Carotenoids from D.Saline Algae 10,000 IU Beta Carotene softgels. By accident one capsule was on the kitchen floor and I stepped on and walked around not knowing what I had done.  Now I have these spot/stains of orange in various spots on my floor. There is a spot on a throw rug also, but i can replace that.

So, obviously I NEED help removing this stubborn stain. Let me know PLEEZE either way if you can help me? I'm not a "science tist" Thank you in advance for your care, cooperation and attention to this frustrating stain situation.
Sincerely, Ralph
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Re: How do you remove carotenoid stains?
« Reply #1 on: 14/07/2014 20:18:15 »
The good news is that most carotenoids are not very stable to light and air so the stains will fade.

If you can dry clean the things that will remove a lot of the colour.
So would ordinary bleach- but that's only going to help if the floor will survive bleaching.
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