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Use of Commercial Household Sanitizers to Inactivate Spores

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Principal Investigator: 
Michael Davidson
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University of Tennessee
The overall goal of this project was to investigate the sporicidal capabilities of commercially available household disinfectants and other products against spores of Bacillus cereus used as surrogates for Bacillus anthracis. Products were evaluated in vitro, in milk, on potential food contact surfaces and on produce. The purpose of the study was to develop recommendations for consumers to decontaminate food and/or household areas in the event of a large scale terrorism event.
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