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ExD Sat 28-Mar-20 10:08:02

Will Milton kill the virus? I found an unopened bottle at the back of a cupboard (been there 3 years since great grand daughter was born).
Will it sanitise or just act as an antiseptic?

Sparklefizz Sat 28-Mar-20 10:18:39

You can wash fruit and veg in diluted Milton and then rinse them. There's no taste left behind. It's very gentle as we used to use it to sterilise baby equipment. I remember diluted Milton was recommended about 10 years ago when there was a problem with E.Coli on salad vegetables in the UK.

Jane10 Sat 28-Mar-20 10:27:13

Surely an antiseptic is a sanitiser?

wildswan16 Sat 28-Mar-20 10:38:05

From the Milton website:

Virucidal : in 15 minutes NF T72-180. Effective on Rotavirus and Coronavirus.

Ellianne Sat 28-Mar-20 10:49:34

Thank you, I've just unearthed this. Unfortunately it's open and out of date but in the absence of anything else it will do.

ExD Sat 28-Mar-20 14:28:03

I seem to recall being told that an antibacterial product kills bacteria but not viruses. I understand viruses need alcohol (me too).

ExD Sat 28-Mar-20 14:30:47

Can we not 'edit' on this site? I suggested bleach in another group but was told that although it may kill 99.9% of germs - but doesn't kill even 1% of visuses.

NotSpaghetti Sat 28-Mar-20 14:46:27

Here is a link to the Centre of Disease Control where it clearly explains about the correct dilution for in date bleach with regard to Coronavirus:

So the short answer is yes. Bleach works.

ExD Sat 28-Mar-20 14:49:48

Thanks Notspaghetti - there's a lot of misinformation flying about - I mean, in the beginning (sounds like the Bible) we were told it was like flu only milder! Next minute its killing us in thousands.
Ah well, all we can do is our best.

Farmor15 Sat 28-Mar-20 15:19:12

Killing effect of disinfectants depends on the virus. Coronaviruses are easy killed by chlorine based bleaches but also by ordinary detergents. Some viruses are more hardy. Labels on household products usually make claims for their killing effect on bacteria as it’s much harder to test them on viruses.

Farmor15 Sat 28-Mar-20 15:20:15

Milton and bleach are both chlorine based.

Sparklefizz Sat 28-Mar-20 16:14:01

NotSpaghetti You link doesn't work.

Sparklefizz Sat 28-Mar-20 16:15:51

ExD "like flu only milder"????

I don't think we were ever told that, were we? "Like flu", yes, but no one mentioned "milder". They should have said "like the plague" grin

ExD Sat 28-Mar-20 22:27:38

It certainly is, just like the plague. I do have it in my head that we were told it was a milder form - but no matter, it isn't.

NotSpaghetti Sun 29-Mar-20 11:49:40

Sparklefizz have just checked it and it works here for me but I'll post it again (but from a different "source"):

Sparklefizz Sun 29-Mar-20 12:01:04

Thanks NotSpag It's working this time. smile