sanitizer

  

Definition

Type of antimicrobial that (according to EPA specifications) kills or irreversibly inactivates at least 99.9 percent of all bacteria, fungi, and viruses (called microbials, microbiologicals, microorganisms) present on a surface. Most sanitizers are based on toxic chemicals such as chlorine, iodine, phenol, or quaternary ammonium compounds, and which (unlike some antiseptics) may never be taken internally. See also disinfectant and sterilant.

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  • Brad told the custodian how having Sanitizer in every room of the office was very benifical for the team because they did not have to leave the office to clean their hands.

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  • You should always have some sanitizer on hand any time you are working with hazardous waste from your factory or warehouse.

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  • The restaurant always had sanitizer ready near the area where the cooks often touched raw meat to ensure that their hands would always be clean.

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