IPA isn't a well known and sold product over here, I know you guys have been using it for years, and I think it's also called rubbing alcohol?? is that right?In the USA we use isopropyl alcohol that is labeled 99% alcohol. Same thing, but doesn’t the marketing make it sound better and stronger?
It's fascinating the differencesIPA isn't a well known and sold product over here, I know you guys have been using it for years, and I think it's also called rubbing alcohol?? is that right?
We don't (or rarely) have it available in general shops with cleaning materials, etc. It's only really available in beauty supply distributors. It's becoming more readily available on sites such as Amazon and eBay as more American cleaning methods and hacks come over the pond and people are finding out about it's cleaning capabilities.
On a cleaning point, I think it's our Canadian counterparts who are not allowed to let santisied products air dry, they have to be in a bag to dry. This absolutely baffles me because you can't avoid the air so even newly sanitised products taken out of a bag are exposed to it immediately.The state I lived in had a law that alcohol couldn’t be used for sanitation or cleaning. I was in the habit of spraying everything with 70%, i.e., desk, chair, lamp.
Interesting because according to our Center for Disease Control, 70% can penetrate the cell membrane and kill the organism, whilst 99% is so strong it ‘freezes’ the cell membrane and ‘traps’ the organism, but doesn’t kill it outright.