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disinfectant,

agent that destroys disease-causing microorganisms and their spores. Disinfectants, or germicides, are sometimes considered to be substances applied to inanimate bodies, whereas antisepticsantiseptic,
agent that kills or inhibits the growth of microorganisms on the external surfaces of the body. Antiseptics should generally be distinguished from drugs such as antibiotics that destroy microorganisms internally, and from disinfectants, which destroy microorganisms
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, not so potent, are agents that kill microbes on living things. Mercuric chloride, carbolic acid (phenol), and chlorinated lime and other chlorine releasing compounds are disinfectants used on contaminated objects. Formaldehyde and some other disinfectants suitable for use in sprays are also used as deodorants and as airborne disinfectants, or fumigants, in large enclosed spaces. Certain substances such as mercury toluene sulfonanilide are used for disinfecting seeds to protect against soilborne plant diseases. Some disinfectants, especially chlorine and chlorine compounds, are also used as preservatives for leather and other materials. In weaker solutions some disinfecting chemicals may be used on the skin. Disinfection of contaminated objects can also be accomplished by boiling, where appropriate.

disinfectant

[‚dis·ən′fek·tənt]
(materials)
A chemical agent that destroys microorganisms but not bacterial spores.

disinfectant

an agent that destroys or inhibits the activity of microorganisms that cause disease
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Acima, a Rohm and Haas Co., has announced that Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has granted registration for the use of Rezone 2000 industrial microbiocide. The registration permits use in coatings applications, such as latex and solvent-based paint, semi-transparent stains and solid stains.
The new book by Frank Sauer provides a comprehensive overview of the working mechanisms and possible applications of microbiocides for coatings --invaluable for formulators and technicians, as well as for business people with a basic knowledge of chemistry and biology.
The new book by Frank Sauer provides a comprehensive overview of the working mechanisms and possible applications of microbiocides for coatings--invaluable for formulators and technicians, as well as for business people with a basic knowledge of chemistry and biology.
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If present, they are usually controlled easily with microbiocides. Once detected they should be monitored regularly.

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