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Sodium Hypochlorite Strengths:
(A Reference Guide)
|Dakin's Full Strength® *||0.500%||1:200||5,000 ppm||1/10th|
|Dakin's Half Strength® *||0.250%||1:400||2,500 ppm||1/20th|
Quarter Strength® *
|Diluted Sodium Hypochlorite||0.0250%||1:4000||250 ppm||1/200th|
|Di-Dak-Sol® *||0.0125%||1:8000||125 ppm||1/400th|
>>> Why is 0.50% called "Full Strength"? The term "Full Strength" refers to the highest concentration tolerable to the skin, which is Sodium Hypochlorite 0.50%. "Full strength" has been the standard industry term since it's inception.
>>> Any strength must be buffered before it can be used on the skin. Never apply diluted bleach directly to the skin without buffering it first.
>>> Century's Sodium hypochlorite products are buffered (lowering the pH to about 10), which is much more tolerable to the skin when compared to diluted bleach.
* Commercially available from:
Century Pharmaceuticals, Inc.