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Disinfecting using Household Bleach

 
​Solution Conversion Table ​ ​ ​
Solution
Bleach: water
ratio
Metric bleach: water ratio
Household measures
Very mild bleach solution (for sanitizing dishes only)
 
1:400
10 ml of bleach to 4 L of warm water
2 tsp. of bleach to 1 gallon of warm water
Mild bleach solution (for low level disinfection or sanitizing of environmental surfaces and objects)
 
1:100
 
5 ml of bleach to 500ml of water
 
1 tsp. of bleach to 2 cups of water
Strong bleach solution (for disinfecting large blood and body fluid spills
 
1:10
50 ml of bleach to 500 ml of water
¼ cup of bleach to 2 cups of water