Antibacterial Activity of Some Household Surface Cleaners against Common Pathogens
Keywords:Antimicrobial activity, Surface cleaners, Potential pathogens, Health risk
Surface cleaner has been widely used to control infections and its transmission. In Hospitals Antiseptics are used to control microbial growth on living tissues and inanimate objects. The activity of six commercial household surface cleaner, Dettol, Phenyl, Harpic, Max, sweepy and local surface cleaner were tested against common pathogens of 10 different species of each strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeroginosa and Bacillus subtilis. Disc diffusion method were implanted with different concentrations of 100%,75%,50%,25% for each surface cleaner and applied on MHA. After incubation of 24 hours inhibition zones were measured as the maximum zone of inhibition were observed by Staphylococcus aureus at 75 % concentration and the minimum zone of inhibition were observed by Bacillus subtilis at 25 % concentrations. This conducted study showed effectively killing of Disinfectant in all test organisms and provide greatest protection in the transmission of diseases.