I've not been able to locate 91% or 70% isopropyl alcohol at any of my local stores for months now due to COVID. I've not been making trips to the store explicitly for it but whenever I go I usually stroll past the isle and the shelves are always empty. There seems to be a few price gouged options on Amazon or eBay but I'm not inclined to go that route since I know there are other surface sterilizers out there. I've also stumbled onto a few medical, dental, or veterinary supply sites that have IPA but have restricted user account creation to existing users only.
I'm curious if others are starting to look to alternate means for surface sterilization / glove sterilization and if so what?
Lysol and bleach in varying dilutions are relatively common i feel like. I don't really prefer to use either though since Lysol causes, or has been said to cause, mutations in fungi. I have a sensitive nose to bleach and it gives me a headache but I do use it when I have to. I've found it sucks to clean my SAB or tubs with bleach cause if you don't change into a throw away set of clothing your bound to find discolorations on your cloths.
I was thinking about possibly going the route of Sani-T-10 or BTF Iodophor. BTF Iodophor seems to be more cost effective per ml/oz/gal based on costs I've looked up after shipping. Looks like a 32oz bottle of Iodophor will make 320 gallons at the 12.5ppm concentration that does not require rinsing. I've not had any experience with these though.
Any input or suggestions welcomed,
Edited by DetritusTheEgo, 01 September 2020 - 06:55 PM.