Factors Involved in Testing Products Carrying Residual Germicidal Chemicals

  • L. S. Stuart


Germicidal and fungicidal chemicals are currently being added to paper, textiles, upholstering substances, paint, plastics, rubber, cement, waxes, and other materials with certain professed objectives. These might be listed as follows:
  1. 1.

    The preservation of the material itself and articles made therefrom from direct and indirect attack by bacteria and fungi.

  2. 2.

    Odor proofing materials and articles made therefrom by preventing the growth of bacteria and fungi on or in the material and/or commonly associated soils such as perspiration in the case of wearing apparel or moisture condensates on surfaces in humid areas.

  3. 3.

    The provision of a measure of protection to perishable commodities from microbial contaminants carried by environmental surfaces which might subsequently cause deterioration and spoilage.

  4. 4.

    The provision of a measure of health protection to man or other living animals through control of infectious bacteria and fungi carried by inanimate materials or articles fabricated therefrom.

  5. 5.

    The prevention of the production of body irritants and/or nuisances other than objectionable odors by suppressing the growth of bacteria and fungi on or in the material or its associated soils.



Fungicidal Chemical Microbial Contaminant Residual Chemical Consuming Public Objectionable Odor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. S. Stuart
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  1. 1.Bacteriology Section, Pesticides Regulation Branch, Plant Pest Control DivisionU.S. Department of AgricultureUSA

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