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Do "hand sanitizing" wipes with 62% ethyl alcohol or 70% isopropyl alcohol work to kill the coronavirus on hard surfaces? or do only "disinfecting wipes" work on hard surfaces? i heard there was a difference between sanitizing and disinfecting wipes?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

They do differ.: Hard surface sanitizing wipes reduce 99.99 % of bacteria in any where’s from 30 second to 5 minutes. Hard surface disinfecting wipes kill germs within 10 minute & prevent new bacteria from forming. Disinfecting wipes annihilate germs more completely & thus are preferred in health care settings.

Answered 10/7/2021

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