[Prevention of viral cross-infection. Surface disinfection with 80% ethanol].

Abstract

High concentrations (80-90%) of ethanol seem to be best for use in the dental office. A mixture of 80% ethanol and 5% isopropanol was shown to inactivate HIV, hepatitis B and C viruses within 20 seconds. Compared with alternative antiviral disinfectants, such a mixture is non allergenic and minimally toxic for the dental team. It is suitable for spraying or for the spray-wipe-spray technique as an important cross-infection control measure in dentistry.

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@article{Moorer2003PreventionOV, title={[Prevention of viral cross-infection. Surface disinfection with 80% ethanol].}, author={Wilfred R Moorer}, journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor tandheelkunde}, year={2003}, volume={110 10}, pages={399-402} }