Is hydrogen peroxide a disinfectant or an antiseptic?

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asked May 17 in Other-Home/Garden by K Edison (500 points)
Is hydrogen peroxide a disinfectant or an antiseptic?

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answered May 20 by Larry S (20,790 points)
The hydrogen peroxide that you can purchase over the counter is only an antiseptic which can treat wounds and even canker sores.

There is however a stronger hydrogen peroxide that is used in industrial applications as a bleaching and oxidizing disinfectant agent.

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