Colleen Doci, Ph.D.
Recent studies have discovered that water-retaining bath toys harbor a high amount of potential pathogens due to available nutrients in baby soaps. Unfortunately , these bath toys can be a source for infection or disease for the children playing with them. In order to investigate the efficacy of baby soaps on the elimination of bacteria on bath toys, rubber ducks were coated with E. coli and then were washed with an organic or non-organic baby soap. It was hypothesized that organic soap would be more efficient at eliminating bacteria due to its antibacterial properties. Through this experiment, it was found that organic baby soaps have a higher possibly of eliminating the bacteria.
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Rost, Abigail; Benitez, Jacqueline; Nicpon, Mira; and McLaughlin, Katelyn, "Analyzing the Efficacy of Natural Baby Soaps for the Elimination of Bacterial Colonization on Bath Toys" (2018). Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS). 14.