[LMB] OT: COVID-19 restrictions and recovery

Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
Tue Apr 14 09:08:50 BST 2020


What is the asvantage, if any, of an alcohol based skin cleaner over 
Ivory soap and water?

Harvey

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From: "Joel Polowin" <jpolowin at hotmail.com>
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Sent: 4/14/2020 12:11:23 AM
Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: COVID-19 restrictions and recovery
>If such instructions are followed with any care at all, the product
>should be effective for sterilizing surfaces.  Ethanol needs to be at
>least 70% concentration to do that job, and fairly crude distillation
>should give you that.  But home-brew shouldn't be used to sanitize
>skin, since it will dry the skin out, causing cracks to form, and
>making the skin *more* vulnerable to infection.
>
>Joel
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