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[The antimicrobial effectiveness of hand antiseptics].

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Zeitschrift für die gesamte Hygiene und ihre Grenzgebiete
Publication Date
Volume
36
Issue
2
Pages
81–82
Identifiers
PMID: 2327129
Source
Medline

Abstract

The new developed antimicrobial agent metacid (chlorine hydrate of polyhexamethylene guanidine) has been suggested to antiseptic of hands in 0.25% water/alcohole solution resp. 0.5% water solution by reason of its good antiseptic effectivity. Admixtures in soaps the agent is able to increase their antiseptic activity distinctly. Metacid in its effectivity can be compared to chlorhexidin.

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