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  • CHG Compatibility

    Posted by Anonymous on February 13, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Does anyone know of a quick screen I can do to test if a lotion is CHG compatible? I am trying to rule out some potential ingredients without having to do the full CHG compatibility test.

    DavidW replied 10 years, 5 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • The_Microbiologist

    February 13, 2014 at 10:12 am


    What do you mean by “CHG compatible?”  Do you mean CHG can be put in as an active ingredient, or do you mean that the lotion won’t inactivate or interfere with CHG skin antiseptics? 

    There was a big thing about this a couple years ago…basically the medical field realized that many ordinary hand lotions are not compatible with CHG-based skin antiseptics.  If that’s what you’re talking about, get in touch with Antimicrobial Test Laboratories.  They can talk you through testing options and are specialists in such studies.

  • Anonymous

    February 13, 2014 at 10:18 am

    I don’t want the lotion to interfere with CHG skin antiseptics. I will talk with Antimicrobial Test Laboratories. Thanks!

  • DavidW

    February 17, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Are you looking to develop a base or do you have one you want to just add the CHG to?  I have worked with CHG in pet products before.  I only get on the forum once a week or so lately so if you need help, send me a message.

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