Ethanol is indicated for use in increased calorie diet and used for other conditions such as methanol and ethylene glycol toxicity. Ethanol is bacteriostatic at low concentrations, but has bactericidal activity at higher concentrations; it does not, however, destroy bacterial spores. In the total absence of water, proteins are not denatured as rapidly as when water is present. Its bactericidal activity drops sharply when diluted below a 50% concentration and the optimal bactericidal concentration is 60 to 90% by volume. Alcohol also has some fungicidal and virucidal activity. It is used to disinfect skin before injection, venepuncture, or surgical procedures. It is also used to disinfect hands and clean surfaces. A concentration of 70%, often as methylated spirits, is commonly used for disinfection.
Affygility Solutions has an occupational exposure limit (OEL) and control band assignment for this active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). This monograph also contains the acceptable daily exposure (ADE) value.
OEL Fastrac monographs are a cost-effective and convenient way to meet the requirements for PDEs (ADEs) contained in the EMA Guideline on setting health based exposure limits for use in risk identification in the manufacture of different medicinal products in shared facilities (EMA/CHMP/CVMP/SWP/169430/2012), and to obtain the following information:
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