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An Effect of Hexylresorcinol on Bacterial Aerosols

Nature volume 180, pages 14251426 (21 December 1957) | Download Citation



DURING the course of some investigations into the effects of volatile germicides on the viability of bacterial aerosols, we have encountered a phenomenon which appears to have escaped the notice of other workers in this field, and which not only accounts for contradictions in some existing experimental results, but also suggests that in certain circumstances substances such as hexylresorcinol may be of considerably greater value as barriers to cross-infections than has been supposed hitherto.

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  1. Microbiological Research Establishment, Ministry of Supply, Experimental Station, Porton. Sept. 10.

    • H. M. DARLOW
    •  & E. O. POWELL


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