Differentiate between disinfectants and antiseptics.

Differentiate between disinfectants and antiseptics.


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Anjali Ahuja
askIITians Faculty 240 Points
8 years ago
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Antiseptics and disinfectants are the basic tools of cleaning and sanitizing
Both antiseptics and disinfectants eliminate disease-causing organisms,

The difference is in how each substance is used. Antiseptics are applied to living skin or tissue to prevent infection, whereas disinfectants are applied to surfaces, equipment or other inanimate objects. Disinfectants are stronger and more toxic than antiseptics because they are applied to surfaces, not living tissue.

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