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Table 3 Overview on the efficacy of the three selected test products listed as effective by the SFHH for hygienic hand disinfection in comparison to our results

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

Test product Active ingredient(s) (concentration; all w/w)* Efficacy according to EN 1500 (all 3 ml for 30 s) Virucidal activity against poliovirus and adenovirus according to EN 14476
   SFHH (at least one data set) Our data (3 data sets) SFHH (at least one data set) Our data (multiple data sets)
Product 1 Ethanol (70%) Effective Not sufficiently effective Virucidal in 30 s (100%) Not virucidal in 3 min (80% and 90%)
Product 2 Ethanol (70%) Effective Not sufficiently effective Virucidal in 30 s (100%) Not virucidal in 3 min (80% and 90%)
Product 3 Ethanol (60%), Isopropanol (15%) Effective Two data sets: not sufficiently effective; one data set: effective. Virucidal in 1 min (100%) Not virucidal in 3 min (80% and 97%)
  1. *information based on label claims.