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Title: Can alcohol-based hand-rub solutions cause you to lose your driver's license? Comparative cutaneous absorption of various alcohols.
Austin Authors: Brown, T L;Gamon, S;Tester, P;Martin, R;Hosking, K;Bowkett, G C;Gerostamoulos, D;Grayson, M Lindsay 
Affiliation: Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Studley Road, Heidelberg, Victoria 3084, Australia
Issue Date: 28-Dec-2006
Publication information: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 2006; 51(3): 1107-8
Abstract: We assessed cutaneous ethanol (ETOH) and isopropanol (ISOP) absorption after intensive (30 times per h) use of alcohol-based hand-rub solutions by healthcare workers (HCWs). ETOH was detectable in the breath of 6/20 HCWs (0.001 to 0.0025%) at 1 to 2 min postexposure and in the serum of 2/20 HCWs at 5 to 7 min postexposure. Serum ISOP levels were unrecordable at all time points.
Gov't Doc #: 17194820
DOI: 10.1128/AAC.01320-06
Journal: Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: 2-Propanol.pharmacokinetics
Administration, Topical
Anti-Infective Agents, Local.administration & dosage.blood.pharmacokinetics
Chromatography, Gas
Ethanol.administration & dosage.blood.pharmacokinetics
Health Personnel
Middle Aged
Skin Absorption
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