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Quantity of ethanol absorption after excessive hand disinfection using three commercially available hand rubs is minimal and below toxic levels for humans

Axel Kramer, Harald Below, Nora Bieber, Guenter Kampf, Cyril D Toma, Nils-Olaf Huebner and Ojan Assadian*

BMC Infectious Diseases 2007, 7:117  doi:10.1186/1471-2334-7-117

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Question about concentration units used in the article

Allan Stowell   (2008-04-14 07:46)  environmental science and research ltd email

I read with interest your article and it is very pertinent to a case that I am working on at the moment - involving alleged alcohol intoxication following use of an alchol-containing hand rub. My question relates to an apparent discrepancy between the units used for reporting the results (mg/L), and the units described in the Methods Section (detection limits and determination limits)which are in mg/mL.

Could you provide the detection and determination limits in units of mg/L please?

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