Detection of mutagenic activity in textiles with Salmonella typhimurium.

  title={Detection of mutagenic activity in textiles with Salmonella typhimurium.},
  author={Siegfried Knasm{\"u}ller and E Z{\"o}hrer and Eveline Kainzbauer and H Kienzl and Brad Colbert and G{\"u}nther Lamprecht and Rolf Schulte-Hermann},
  journal={Mutation research},
  volume={299 1},
A hundred and ninety-six textile samples were tested in a modified version of the Salmonella/microsome assay for release of mutagenic contaminants. As heat sterilization of the samples can result in reduction of mutagenic activity, tests were performed with streptomycin resistant derivatives of Salmonella tester strains TA98 and TA100. Textile samples were preincubated in buffered saline (PBS), DMSO or ethanol. Subsequently, the fabrics were placed on streptomycin supplemented selective agar… CONTINUE READING