Chemicals used as disinfectants: active ingredients and enhancing additives

| January 19, 2018

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Active ingredients used in microbiocidal products in the European Union constitute some 250 chemical entities. Approximately 100 of these chemicals are commonly used in disinfectant products. The majority of these substances may be classified into distinct chemical groupings.

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