Comparing The Bactericidal Efficiency Of Domestic Cleaning Products

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Comparing the bactericidal efficiency of domestic cleaning products to herbal/natural remedies
Hypothesis – Commercial cleaning products shall yield less colonies than their herbal/natural counterparts.
Introduction
This experiment will compare and analyse natural cleaning products, their commercial counterparts, and their efficiency at eradicating bacteria. Many household users prefer the more traditional methods of cleaning than the supermarket branded products. In previous years concern over superbugs have risen, our constant abuse of antibiotics is creating resistant bacteria that are not affected by antibiotics, for e.g. methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) (Coello et al. 1997). In order to prevent this, the bacteria must be stopped at the source before infection can take place. Therefore by measuring the effectiveness of cleaning products we can find natural/cheaper alternatives to fighting the bacteria, meaning it shall be more economical to produce, thus increasing availability (Wilson 2015).
In order to provide data towards this, the experiment will be measuring the effect of commercial products such as Dettol and Cif against well-known natural counterparts Tea Tree Oil and Bicarbonate Of Soda on two common bacteria; Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. This research will provide an accurate measurement on the amount of growth the bacterium have in optimum conditions after treated with the stated products included above, (Rutala et al.

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