How do antiseptics differ from disinfectants ? Name a substance which can be used as a disinfectant as well as an antiseptic.

 

 

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Antiseptic is applied on living tissue, to kill or stop growth of microbes while disinfectant is applied on inanimate/ non -living objects

Substance which can be used as a disinfectant as well as an antiseptic is 0.2 per cent solution of phenol is an antiseptic while its one percent solution is disinfectant

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