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Observation of everyday hand-washing behavior of Japanese, and effects of antibacterial soap.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11545224     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
People wash their hands only for a short time outside the home and when preparing meals at home. This may not be sufficient for those who prepare meals because of possible secondary contamination from food. Although washing with a placebo soap for a short period (lathering 3 s and rinsing 8 s) cleansed from hands about 95% of the total coliforms transferred from ground meat, an antibacterial soap further reduced the coliform count significantly (p < 0.01). To effectively avoid secondary contamination, it is recommended that people should more frequently wash their hands, using an antibacterial soap on the areas that have been in contact with raw meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, vegetables and other foods.
Y Toshima; M Ojima; H Yamada; H Mori; M Tonomura; Y Hioki; E Koya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of food microbiology     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0168-1605     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Food Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2001 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-09-06     Completed Date:  2001-10-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412849     Medline TA:  Int J Food Microbiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  83-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Kao Life Style Research Institute, Kao Corporation, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Infective Agents, Local / pharmacology*
Enterobacteriaceae / drug effects*,  growth & development
Food Contamination
Food Microbiology*
Meat / microbiology
Soaps / pharmacology*
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents, Local; 0/Soaps

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