Household chlorine bleach is a powerful disinfectant that is inexpensive, easy to obtain, and strong enough to kill dangerous germs. Keeping a clean home is important for any family, but is especially important for people with autoimmune conditions or other health problems like cystic fibrosis.
Before you start using bleach everywhere, it’s important to know that bleach is caustic and can emit potentially lethal fumes.1 That’s why it’s important to dilute your bleach and ensure that it’s not used at full-strength and not mix it with other solutions and chemicals.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends using different amounts of bleach and water depending on what is being cleaned. Be sure to follow these steps exactly to make a safe and effective bleach solution that meets your needs.
List of Ingredients
Making a bleach solution to disinfect your home can be easy. You’ll just need a few supplies to get started:
- A quart-sized plastic spray bottle or a glass jar with lid
- A measuring cup
- Damp cloth
- Household rubber gloves
- Household bleach (found at any supermarket)
After gathering your supplies, putting together the ingredients safely requires a little insight and preparation.