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Is Bactine effective as hand sanitizer against COVID-19 virus?
According to the active ingredients list, Bactine uses Benzalkonium as an antiseptic (as substance that stops germs). One recent study found that Benzalkoium is not as effective as alcohol-based sanitizers in destroying the virus. Instead, the CDC recommends using hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol content.
Drafted 20 March 2020