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A bacteriological survey of washrooms and toilets

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 May 2009

M. P. Mendes
Research and Development Division, Rentokil Ltd, East Grinstead, Sussex
D. J. Lynch
Research and Development Division, Rentokil Ltd, East Grinstead, Sussex
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A survey of the bacterial flora present at various positions in 130 male and female washrooms and toilets is reported. Several bacteria of faecal origin were found in large numbers: the areas likely to be the most important sources of cross-infection from faecal contamination are indicated. The results are used to assess priorities for disinfection.

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