ASTM E2752 - 10(2015)

Standard Guide for Evaluation of Residual Effectiveness of Antibacterial Personal Cleansing Products

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1.1 This guide is designed to demonstrate the effectiveness of an antibacterial personal cleansing product in reducing the numbers of a marker organism (representing transients) both immediately and after prolonged exposure to (cleansing) washing when used as recommended under simulated use conditions. The method demonstrates the effect of residual antibacterial activity by means of inhibition of proliferation of bacteria on the skin after the contact period. Antimicrobial activity is compared with a vehicle or to a baseline organism count.1.2 A knowledge of microbiological techniques is required for these procedures.1.3 Performance of this procedure requires the knowledge of regulations pertaining to the protection of human subjects (21 CFR Parts 50 and 56).1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.1.5 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not pu