International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

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Reduction of pathogens during laundering.

Determination of the incidence of bacterial pathogens in household washing machines, and pathogen survival during laundering is discussed. Washing with detergent alone permitted bacteria and viruses to survive in significant numbers. The addition of bleach killed at least 99.99% of all test viruses and bacteria in laundry. Abstract Q-330. In: Abstracts in Environmental and General Applied Microbiology. ASM 99th General Meeting Chicago, June 2nd 1999.