Milton sterilizing fluid

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Milton sterilizing fluid is produced by Procter & Gamble for sterilization uses. It contains 1% sodium hypochlorite (NaClO) and 16.5% sodium chloride (NaCl; common salt). 1:80 dilution is used to sterilise babies' feeding utensils, including baby bottles. It is sold in dissolvable tablets which are then mixed with cold water and placed in a lidded bucket. This method of bottle sterilization is marketed as "The Milton Method".

A 1:20 solution is isotonic with body fluids. 1:4 dilution is used for wound management applications. This contains 0.25% (w/v) available chlorine and has a pH of 10.5 - 11.2.[1][2]


  1. ^ - Re: SaF Milton sterilizing fluid
  2. ^ - Dressings Times, 3rd edition