Biohazard skate cleaning question
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08-29-2009, 11:29 PM
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Washington, DC.
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Tons of worries - rubbing alcohol doesn't kill everything you need to worry about, it doesn't even come close. Bleach would be better, but its going to destroy your skate.
Honestly, I'd chuck the skates and get a new pair. The skates would need to be autoclaved (steam under pressure) to kill everything, and it wouldn't get rid of the smell (it would actually just make it worse, cooked pee smells revolting).
The soap in the detergent mentioned in the first part of the process I recommended alone would be enough to clean the same **** off your hands if you're working in a restaurant. After that, the rubbing alcohol is just an extra measure, but it kills more then you think it does. You know those hand sanitizers that kill 99.99% of bacteria? The active ingredient in those is usually rubbing alcohol. Won't kill viruses or spores, but if you soak it for a while, bacteria is not going to live. It will shrivel them up and kill them, that's just how their cell walls work.
If you really, really, really want to be sure, try this stuff:
That will kill some nasty viruses as well. Viruses that almost certainly won't be in mouse ****, but if you really want to be sure.
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