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Table 2 Activity of three hand disinfectants against adenovirus type 5 and poliovirus type 1 according to EN 14476 with various types of organic load and various product concentrations in the test

From: Efficacy of hand rubs with a low alcohol concentration listed as effective by a national hospital hygiene society in Europe

Product Active ingredient(s) (concentration; all w/w) Test virus Product concentration in test Organic load Mean log10-reduction of viral infectivity
30 s 60 s 120 s 180 s
Product 1 Ethanol (70%) adenovirus 80% PBS 0.13 0.63 2.75 n.a.
80% PBS 0.88 1.75 3.25 ≥ 4.25
80% PBS 1.13 2.75 ≥ 4.25 ≥ 5.00
80% clean conditions 1.63 3.25 ≥ 4.63 n.a.
90% none 1.25 2.13 ≥ 4.00 n.a.
poliovirus 80% PBS 0 0.13 n.a. 0.13
80% PBS 0.13 0.25 0 0
80% PBS 0.37 0.37 0.87 0.87
80% clean conditions 0 0.12 n.a. 0
90% none 0 0 n.a. 0.87
Product 2 Ethanol (70%) adenovirus 80% PBS ≥ 5.13 ≥ 5.13 ≥ 5.13 n.a.
80% clean conditions ≥ 5.38 ≥ 5.38 ≥ 5.38 n.a.
90% none ≥ 5.63 ≥ 5.63 ≥ 5.63 n.a.
poliovirus 80% PBS 0.13 0 n.a. 1.25
80% clean conditions 0 0.12 n.a. 0.75
90% none 0 1.75 n.a. 3.25
Product 3 Ethanol (60%), Isopropanol (15%) adenovirus 80% PBS 0 0.37 0.62 n.a.
97% clean conditions 0.62 1.50 ≥ 3.50 n.a.
poliovirus 80% PBS n.a. 0.38 0.50 0.38
97% clean conditions n.a. 0 1.75 2.63
  1. n.a., Data not available.