Bacteria in soap dispensers

A study published in the Journal of Environmental Health shows one in four refillable bulk soap dispensers are contaminated with unsafe levels of bacteria and also reports zero contamination found in sealed dispensing systems. 1 A follow-up study published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology reports washing with soap from refillable bulk dispensers can leave hands with 25 times more bacteria after washing and can easily spread to other surfaces. 2

Feb 14, 2019 · Dr Gerba tested the inside of soap dispensers in 296 food establishments across Arizona, New Jersey, and Ohio. He found that of these, 15% tested positive for harmful bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant E. coli and salmonella. The team also found klebsiella oxytoca,... A study published in the Journal of Environmental Health shows one in four refillable bulk soap dispensers are contaminated with unsafe levels of bacteria and also reports zero contamination found in sealed dispensing systems. 1 A follow-up study published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology reports washing with soap from refillable bulk dispensers can leave hands with 25 times more bacteria after washing and can easily spread to other surfaces. 2

Bacteria from the “bulk” or refillable soap dispenser will remain on the users’ hands even after using the soap, says Dr. Gerba. These include fecal bacteria, which are very tolerant to soap, as well as pseudomonas arogenosa, which causes skins and eye infections. Bacteria from the “bulk” or refillable soap dispenser will remain on the users’ hands even after using the soap, says Dr. Gerba. These include fecal bacteria, which are very tolerant to soap, as well as pseudomonas arogenosa, which causes skins and eye infections. A study published in the Journal of Environmental Health shows one in four refillable bulk soap dispensers are contaminated with unsafe levels of bacteria and also reports zero contamination found in sealed dispensing systems. 1 A follow-up study published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology reports washing with soap from refillable bulk dispensers can leave hands with 25 times more bacteria after washing and can easily spread to other surfaces. 2

Jan 17, 2018 · Results from the tests showed a 26 fold (26x) increase in gram-negative bacteria on the hands of students and staff after hand washing from the bulk-soap-refillable dispenser [1,2]. In contrast, sealed refill dispensers were shown to reduce the bacterial load on the hands of students and staff by two-fold (2x) [2]. A study published in the Journal of Environmental Health shows one in four refillable bulk soap dispensers are contaminated with unsafe levels of bacteria and also reports zero contamination found in sealed dispensing systems. 1 A follow-up study published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology reports washing with soap from refillable bulk dispensers can leave hands with 25 times more bacteria after washing and can easily spread to other surfaces. 2 Bacteria from the “bulk” or refillable soap dispenser will remain on the users’ hands even after using the soap, says Dr. Gerba. These include fecal bacteria, which are very tolerant to soap, as well as pseudomonas arogenosa, which causes skins and eye infections.