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Clorox Killed My Friends: Evaluating the effects sodium hypochlorite, benzalkonium chloride, and hydrogen peroxide on the quantification of bacteria on common kitchen surfaces.

Microbiology
Michelle Ngo Salma Pedersoli Aiko Levine

Grade:
11
Teacher:
Tara Archuleta

"Hygiene intervention is one of the key strategies to reducing the quantification of disease-causing microorganisms in household kitchens. There is a lack of awareness and understanding regarding the contamination of kitchen surfaces which poses a large human health risk. This study will estimate the risk involving the contamination of different kitchen surfaces and the use of a variety of disinfectants. The results will reveal which disinfectant is the most effective in decontaminating kitchen surfaces of disease-causing microorganisms. "


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One thought on “Clorox Killed My Friends: Evaluating the effects sodium hypochlorite, benzalkonium chloride, and hydrogen peroxide on the quantification of bacteria on common kitchen surfaces.

  1. I like how the project is summarized simply in the project description. The procedure was detailed enough that it was easy to understand how you got your results. I like how you stated what the possible errors were and then explained them. The real-world applications help me understand why this research was important and what good can come from it. .

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