Is ethyl alcohol a disinfectant or antiseptic?

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Erich Parker asked a question: Is ethyl alcohol a disinfectant or antiseptic?
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Date created: Mon, May 3, 2021 9:44 PM
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Ethyl alcohol, at concentrations of 60%–80%, is a potent virucidal agent inactivating all of the lipophilic viruses (e.g., herpes, vaccinia, and influenza virus) and many hydrophilic viruses (e.g., adenovirus, enterovirus, rhinovirus, and rotaviruses but not hepatitis A virus (HAV) 58 or poliovirus) 49.

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