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What is the minimum amt of ethanol required for antiseptic effects?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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In brief: Antiseptic

Ethanol in antiseptic wipes and sanitizing hand gels is about 62%.
100% ethanol is irritating & drying to the skin & can cause bacteria to form a protective protein shell. Generally, 62-70% is recommended for antisepsis.

In brief: Antiseptic

Ethanol in antiseptic wipes and sanitizing hand gels is about 62%.
100% ethanol is irritating & drying to the skin & can cause bacteria to form a protective protein shell. Generally, 62-70% is recommended for antisepsis.
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