The potential impact of washing machines on laundry malodour generation.

  title={The potential impact of washing machines on laundry malodour generation.},
  author={Katherine Stapleton and Kelly A Hill and Kristen Day and John David Perry and John R Dean},
  journal={Letters in applied microbiology},
  volume={56 4},
A multidisciplinary approach has been adopted to investigate and identify the source of malodour in washing machines and the potential for cross-contamination of laundry. Four washing machines were olfactively graded, and the number of colony-forming units (CFUs) bacteria was determined in four specific locations. Then, samples of terry-towel and fleece were washed, without the use of detergent, in the machines, and the occurrence of malodour over a 52-h period was assessed. Analysis of the… CONTINUE READING
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