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Title: Microwave sterilization of Candida on underwear fabric. A preliminary report

Abstract

Candida-contaminated underwear might not be sterilized by ordinary laundering. The effectiveness of microwaving against Candida albicans on fabric was therefore determined. Swatches of Candida-impregnated cotton underpants fabric were subjected to domestic microwaving at the high setting for up to 30 minutes. If the fabric was microwaved dry, the Candida organisms survived. If the fabric was moistened, sterilization occurred within five minutes. Microwaving wet, freshly laundered cotton underpants should sterilize residual Candida and reduce the risk of reinfection.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6953067
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6953067
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
J. Reprod. Med.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 33:5
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; CANDIDA; SENSITIVITY; CLOTHING; STERILIZATION; MICROWAVE RADIATION; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; COTTON; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; FUNGI; MICROORGANISMS; PLANTS; RADIATIONS; YEASTS 560400* -- Other Environmental Pollutant Effects

Citation Formats

Friedrich, E.G. Jr., and Phillips, L.E. Microwave sterilization of Candida on underwear fabric. A preliminary report. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Friedrich, E.G. Jr., & Phillips, L.E. Microwave sterilization of Candida on underwear fabric. A preliminary report. United States.
Friedrich, E.G. Jr., and Phillips, L.E. Sun . "Microwave sterilization of Candida on underwear fabric. A preliminary report". United States.
@article{osti_6953067,
title = {Microwave sterilization of Candida on underwear fabric. A preliminary report},
author = {Friedrich, E.G. Jr. and Phillips, L.E.},
abstractNote = {Candida-contaminated underwear might not be sterilized by ordinary laundering. The effectiveness of microwaving against Candida albicans on fabric was therefore determined. Swatches of Candida-impregnated cotton underpants fabric were subjected to domestic microwaving at the high setting for up to 30 minutes. If the fabric was microwaved dry, the Candida organisms survived. If the fabric was moistened, sterilization occurred within five minutes. Microwaving wet, freshly laundered cotton underpants should sterilize residual Candida and reduce the risk of reinfection.},
doi = {},
journal = {J. Reprod. Med.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 33:5,
place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {5}
}