The survival and growth of microorganisms in mascara during use.

@article{Wilson1975TheSA,
  title={The survival and growth of microorganisms in mascara during use.},
  author={Laura A. B. Wilson and A J Julian and Donald G. Ahearn},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  year={1975},
  volume={79 4},
  pages={
          596-601
        }
}
Over 150 mascaras representing eight popular brands were examined for their susceptibility to microbial contamination during their use by study group members. Additional mascaras from patients with symptoms and clinical findings of long-term blepharitis also were investigated. Early in the study, two brands without preservatives supported reproducing populations of microorganisms, including potential eye pathogens. These products, as currently manufactured, were recalcitrant to microbial attack… CONTINUE READING

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