Microbiology Study Set 2
Quiz 9 :
Controlling Microbial Growth in the Environment
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A student is shopping for antibacterial hand cleansers and is trying to decide which one to buy. One is a ʺwaterlessʺ hand gel containing 70% isopropanol, the second is an ʺantibacterialʺ hand soap containing triclosan (a phenolic), and the third is a wipe that lists benzethonium chloride (a synthetic quaternary ammonium salt) as the active ingredient. Compare and contrast these cleansers in terms of the action of the antimicrobial ingredient and the level of disinfection (degerming, germistatic, germicidal).