Risk assessment of hand washing efficacy using literature and experimental data.

@article{Montville2002RiskAO,
  title={Risk assessment of hand washing efficacy using literature and experimental data.},
  author={Rebecca Montville and Yuhuan Chen and Donald W Schaffner},
  journal={International journal of food microbiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={73 2-3},
  pages={305-13}
}
This study simulated factors that influence the levels of bacteria on foodservice workers' hands. Relevant data were collected from the scientific literature and from laboratory experiments. Literature information collected included: initial bacterial counts on hands and water faucet spigots, bacterial population changes during hand washing as effected by soap type, sanitizing agent, drying method, and the presence of rings. Experimental data were also collected using Enterobacter aerogenes as… CONTINUE READING

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