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Significance and Use
4.1 The procedure should be used to test the degerming effectiveness of antimicrobial hand washing products used by health care personnel that are intended for frequent use, and that are intended to reduce the level of contamination acquired through contact with contaminated objects or people.
1.1 This test method can be used to determine the effectiveness of antimicrobial handwashing agents (including handrubs) in the reduction of transient bacterial flora with particular emphasis on the fingernail region.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For more specific hazard statements, see 7.5.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E1054 Test Methods for Evaluation of Inactivators of Antimicrobial Agents
E1838 Test Method for Determining the Virus-Eliminating Effectiveness of Hygienic Handwash and Handrub Agents Using the Fingerpads of Adults
E2276 Test Method for Determining the Bacteria-Eliminating Effectiveness of Hygienic Handwash and Handrub Agents Using the Fingerpads of Adults
ICS Number Code 11.080.01 (Sterilization and disinfection in general)
UNSPSC Code 51102700(Antiseptics); 47131803(Household disinfectants)
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ASTM E1327-07(2012)e1, Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Antimicrobial Handwash Formulations by Utilizing Fingernail Regions, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top