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Alcohol in disinfectant gels

Lack of alcohol in disinfectant gels

Laboratory analyses of various disinfectant gels have shown that many do not have the attributes required to effectively disinfect hands or surfaces. This inefficacy is due to an alcohol shortage in many disinfectant products.

In order to control pathogens such as the novel coronavirus, hand gels must contain between 70 and 85% alcohol, and be applied to the hands for 30 seconds.

Disinfectants with low alcohol percentages cannot perform its intended purpose. Moreover, hand gels are considered biocides, and must therefore comply with the Biocidal Products Regulation (EU) 528/2012.

With demand for disinfectant gels increasing and shifts in the supply chain occurring, there has unfortunately been an increase in product adulteration. For this reason, it is important to test products for quality purposes prior to it being brought to the market.

The Tentamus laboratory Renolab specializes in testing disinfectants for safety, compliance, and effectiveness. This service helps manufacturers guarantee that their product is both legal and desirable to the consumer.


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Get in touch with our experts from Renolab:

Rita Resca
Renolab Test Facility Manager
+39 051 0800110


Source: Algemeen Dagblad

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