Sunday, 22 May 2005

This presentation is part of: Pre-College Reseach Posters

The Effects of Bathroom Cleaners on Mold

Nina E. Babeu, JFK Memorial High School, iselin, NJ

The presence of chlorinated cleaners and bathroom molds are common reasons for asthma attacks. Chlorinated cleaners can eliminate the presence of molds. The non-chlorinated cleaners can also decrease the proliferation of mold. Presently there is no research that determines between the non- chlorinated cleaners. This research examined the effects of two non-chlorinated cleaners on the growth of A. Niger. A. Niger was plated on Sabouraud-Dextrose Agar. The growth was then tested on three different cleaners. The zone of inhibition was then measured. Results indicate that Scrubbing Bubbles decreases the proliferation more significantly then Kaboom. This research shows mild cleansers decrease the proliferation of mold as well as extreme cleaners.

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