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The different about disinfectant to antiseptic?

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September 13, 2011 2:56PM

A disinfectant is used to destroy microorganisms off of any surface.

An antiseptic is used to destroy microorganisms off of the skin.

So you have to take a little more care in choosing an anti-septic then a disinfectant.

Magic acid would do well as a disinfectant but would be an unwise chose for an anti-septic as it would probably kill the patient as well as any septic organisms.


I'm sure the above intended a little humour in mentioning magic acid.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE everyone except trained professionals stay away from magic acid.