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Antiseptic Cream for Use on the Hands in Food Establishments
  1. Doreen L. Wedderburn
  1. Unilever Limited, Toilet Preparations Development Unit, Isleworth, Middlesex

    Abstract

    An antiseptic cream containing benzalkonium chloride as germicide has been developed for use on the hands. It inhibits growth on agar of staphylococci, E. coli, and S. typhimurium; it persists on the fingers, kills organisms applied to the skin, and reduces the normal bacterial population of skin. It is convenient to apply and has been found acceptable by workers in several food factories.

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