Survival of microorganisms in laundered polyester-cotton sheeting.

@article{Wiksell1973SurvivalOM,
  title={Survival of microorganisms in laundered polyester-cotton sheeting.},
  author={J C Wiksell and Mark A. Pickett and Paul D. Hartman},
  journal={Applied microbiology},
  year={1973},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={431-5}
}
The effects of wash-water temperature, cold-water or regular detergent, wash-cycle design, drying, and drying temperature on survival of four microorganisms on polyester-cotton sheeting were examined. Escherichia coli T3 bacteriophage survived washing at 24, 35, 46, and 57 C, but not at 68 C. Serratia marcescens survived only the lowest three wash… CONTINUE READING