ERIC Number: ED025102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1953-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Bacterial Cleanability of Various Types of Eating Surfaces.
Ridenour, Gerald M.; Armbruster, E. H.
American Journal of Public Health, v43 n2 Feb 1953
Presents a study of the capability of commercial dishwashers to remove bacteria from various kinds of service plates. Gives an account of preliminary research on the bacterial cleanability of eating surfaces of different materials by two radiological procedures--(1) radiological count, and (2) autoradiographic measurement. Among the factors studies were--(1) type of material, (2) condition of surface, (3) effect of different types of organisms, (4) effect of various types of organic soils, (5) effect of repeated washings, and (6) effect of soil build-up by repeated soiling and washing. Different eating surfaces studied were dinner plates made of--(1) china, (2) plastic, (3) glass, (4) stainless steel, and (5) aluminum. Experimental procedures and results are given. (RH)
Descriptors: Cleaning, Communicable Diseases, Disease Control, Dishwashing, Food Handling Facilities, Health Needs, Hygiene, Public Health, Sanitation
American Public Health Association, Inc., 1790 Broadway, New York, New York
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Public Health Association, Inc., New York, NY.