Event Title

Effectiveness of Triclosan as an Antibacterial Ingredient in Soap

Presenter Information

Andrea Riggs, Kent State University

Location

101 Science & Nursing Building

Start Date

27-4-2018 10:00 AM

End Date

27-4-2018 10:30 AM

Description

Although Triclosan may be a discontinued ingredient in hand soap today, it is still effective at killing bacteria. Two different hand soaps were tested to determine whether Triclosan as an ingredient in the soap contributed to the success of killing bacteria found on the hand. The two soaps tested were Mrs. Meyer's liquid hand soap which was Triclosan-free and Dawn dish detergent containing Triclosan as an active ingredient. After the bacteria had been cultured for 18 hours on an agar plate, the bacteria colonies of each soap were counted before being examined under the fluorescent microscope. Triclosan proved to be more effective at killing bacteria found on the hands.

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Apr 27th, 10:00 AM Apr 27th, 10:30 AM

Effectiveness of Triclosan as an Antibacterial Ingredient in Soap

101 Science & Nursing Building

Although Triclosan may be a discontinued ingredient in hand soap today, it is still effective at killing bacteria. Two different hand soaps were tested to determine whether Triclosan as an ingredient in the soap contributed to the success of killing bacteria found on the hand. The two soaps tested were Mrs. Meyer's liquid hand soap which was Triclosan-free and Dawn dish detergent containing Triclosan as an active ingredient. After the bacteria had been cultured for 18 hours on an agar plate, the bacteria colonies of each soap were counted before being examined under the fluorescent microscope. Triclosan proved to be more effective at killing bacteria found on the hands.