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Is their currently any research being conducted in the field involving bacteria in drain cleaners?



Replies:
Indeed there is! Clearly, drain cleaners are designed to kill bacteria, and their effectiveness must be one of the key factors of developmental research conducted by their producers. A brief search in the public literature data base showed that public research is more involved in the toxic effects of accidents caused by drain cleaners. I found one paper (J Appl Microbiol. 1998 Nov;85(5):819-28) describing the effectiveness of hypochlorite cleaner on faecal and coliform bacteria present in a household kitchen/bathroom area.

Dr. Trudy Wassenaar



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