A METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE BACTERICIDAL ACTIVITY OF GASEOUS DISINFECTANTS
ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
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Conclusions A method has been developed for determining the comparative bactericidal activity of gaseous substances which makes it possible to characterize the bactericidal capability of gas-fumigants. The method is distinguished by great accuracy and a constant reproducibility of results. Based on its bactericidal properties, methyl bromide is considerably inferior to the bactericidal activity of ethylene oxide. Resistance to ethylene oxide and methyl bromide by Staphylococcus aureus is considerably greater than the resistance of E. coli.
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