Faculty Mentor

Colleen Doci, Ph.D.

Document Type

Manuscript

Publication Date

12-5-2018

Disciplines

Cell Biology

Abstract

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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Copyright 2018 all authors

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