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A: Alcohol and antibacterial hand soaps are held to the same standard of efficacy by FDA. Antibacterial products for handwashing are specially formulated with different ingredients. These products are designed to reduce the number of transient bacteria on the hands and thus reduce the potential for transmission or acquisition of disease more effectively than plain soap. Alcohol products are convenient to use when soap and water are not available.
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- Friday Aug 14