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Title: Iodophor question
Post by: yso191 on June 28, 2017, 05:17:24 PM
It is often recommended that one should switch up the sanitizer one uses.  So I am doing that with iodophor.  I see though it says one should avoid contact with skin.  Really?  I don't want a sanitizer I can't get on my hands, that would be too much of a hassle.  Can I get my hands in this stuff at proper dilution?
Title: Re: Iodophor question
Post by: JJeffers09 on June 28, 2017, 05:20:12 PM
That's not accurate.  Iodophor is safe for contact with skin just not for prolonged periods of time.. the same is said about dish soap fyi.  Iodophor in a brewhouse is the same as used in surgical sterilization or prep for the skin.

I should say its the same 'family' of sterilizer.

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Title: Re: Iodophor question
Post by: yso191 on June 28, 2017, 05:21:06 PM
Thank you
Title: Re: Iodophor question
Post by: Steve L on June 28, 2017, 06:20:57 PM
That's not accurate.  Iodophor is safe for contact with skin just not for prolonged periods of time.. the same is said about dish soap fyi.  Iodophor in a brewhouse is the same as used in surgical sterilization or prep for the skin.

I should say its the same 'family' of sterilizer.

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Very true, and having worked in the medical industry for 20 years, I can tell you the concentration of iodine used for medical antiseptic purposes is WAY higher than iodophor. The skin irritation warning is definitely overstated. :)
Title: Re: Iodophor question
Post by: ynotbrusum on June 28, 2017, 07:05:48 PM
On another note, if you wear rings or other jewelry that might come in contact with the Iodophor, the metals in an item may react in a discoloration of the item, depending on its composition and the level of dilution.  No harm to the wearer, I should think, but it is worth noting, if you simply want to remove the ring or other jewelry that you typically wear to avoid any discoloration issues.