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Bacteria in Household Sponges : A study testing which physical methods are most effective in decontaminating kitchen sponges

  title={Bacteria in Household Sponges : A study testing which physical methods are most effective in decontaminating kitchen sponges},
  author={Saint Martin’s University},
This study was undertaken to determine the effectiveness of various physical methods for decontaminating kitchen sponges. Sponges were distributed to participants to be used in the home on a daily basis, after which time they were collected for analysis. Bacterial concentrations were determined using the spectrophotometer. A sample from each sponge was submerged in nutrient broth, and incubated for 48 hours at 37 ̊C. Once the samples had been incubated the nutrient broth was tested for optical… Expand

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