Bacteria and Drain Cleaners
Is their currently any research
being conducted in the field involving bacteria in drain cleaners?
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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Update: June 2012