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Categories of Disinfectants- Alcohol

In this course we are going to focus on the different categories of disinfectants.


When diluted in water, alcohols are effective against a wide range of bacteria, though higher concentrations are often needed to disinfect wet surfaces. The downsides are they evaporate quickly (and thus may not remain on the surface long enough to kill), they’re flammable, and they may not have tolerance claims, meaning they may not be effective when organic matter (blood, for example) is present.

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