Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Milton Sterilising Range

Its nice to review an existing range or product sometimes, one  just because its still the reliable product its always been. Generations recommend it to friends and the next generation.
Milton is just that range, used in hospitals right now.
A little look around the website and I found some fab facts.

Milton has been used in hospitals and homes for over 60 years and has a fascinating history.

Originally, the Milton solution was used in the First World War as a disinfectant. It was taken into the trenches to treat burns to the skin, as well as the effects of gas and chemical attacks.

The Milton Pharmaceutical Company was founded in 1916 and the products take their name from the famous poet John Milton (1608-1674), author of Paradise Lost.

After the First World War, Milton continued to be used as a general antiseptic, disinfectant and food preservative, as well as being used widely in surgical procedures in hospital.

During the late 1940's there was a widespread outbreak of gastroenteritis, which led to the death of 4,500 babies under the age of 1 year*. The outbreak was traced back to poorly cleaned baby feeding equipment.

At that time, the only way to sterilise bottles was to boil them for a few minutes in a saucepan, and the Ministry of Health approached the manufacturers of Milton to develop a safe and easy way to sterilise baby equipment. It was then that the Milton Method was born and it has been credited with saving many babies lives over the years.

The Milton Method is still widely accepted by hospitals as a superior sterilisation method to boiling and is supported by extensive clinical research and data. Over 90 years of extensive use are evidence that Milton is not just easy and convenient, but also highly effective and reliable.

Wow, I never knew most of this even though I used Milton to sterilise my babies bottles.
Responsible for many lives in WW1 trenches and in homes in the 1940's, thats a proud legacy.

I use it lots even though my babies are grown and for more reasons than even Milton have on their website, I use it on stained tea cups, its marvellous for vases. Down the toilet.
I have heard that its good for washing fruit but I never really fancied it, even though its safe to use on drinking cups, bottles and cutlery after 15 minutes.

Now Milton have products that really help around the house and I got to try a few.

Milton Antibacterial Surface Spray (500ml) is a very gentle but highly effective way to clean surfaces around the home. It is clinically proven to kill a wide range of bacteria and fungi, including those that cause food poisoning such as E Coli, Listeria, Salmonella and Candida Albicans, the fungus that causes thrush.  It is perfect for cleaning surfaces, high chairs, change mats etc.

Its easy to use firstly it has the now common trigger handle that's on most household sprays these days. I  like them as they deliver a good area of spray and are easy to use.
Milton's spray was no exception.
It did not have that antibac type scent which was a surprise, its a sweet fragrance, sort of reminds me of Tunes cough sweets and pleasant in use.
It was good on all my worktops, great for the bin, even tackled my cooker and removed grease and pasta sauce that was dried on.
The thing that makes it such a good product is knowing it is killing germs, the kitchen cupboard and door handles all got a spray as well.
Milton Antibacterial Hand Gel

In a handy travel size bottle, the pleasantly scented Milton Antibacterial Hand Gel has been clinically proven to kill bacteria, fungi and viruses, with no need for water, so you can use it anywhere.

I like this for its handy size, easy to pop into your bag, great for the children to make sure their hands are clean before eating when on the move.
Good for mums after checking or changing nappies.
It also contains moisturiser, which is way better than some of these with so much alcohol, my hands get too dry.
Also with swine flu still about this is the best way to guard against picking it up.


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