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 Title & Authors
Research on Bacterial Distribution of Public Lavatory
Choi, Han-Young; Kwon, Woo-Taeg; Lee, Woo-Sik; Lee, Hyang;
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 Abstract
Objective: This study was performed to assess bacterial distribution concerned in sanitation management of public lavatory in Seoul. Methods: In this research, bacteriological investigation on public lavatory was accomplished for bidet water, bidet nozzle, washbowl and lavatory stool in the 50 public facilities such as public institutions, subway stations, cinema, department stores, large-scale buildings and hospitals amount to 374 specimens. Results: The geometric mean of colony forming unit(CFU) in total aerobic colony count were analyzed as follows; on lavatory stool, on bidet nozzle, on center ring of washbowl, in bidet water (ml) and 7.0/ea on doorknob. Opportunistically pathogenic germs such as Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Enterobacter cloacae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa were isolated in 3.7%, 5.9%, 3.2% and 1.9% of total specimens, respectively. Conclusion: The result of this study shows that there were some facilities where the pathogenic germs were detected to may cause urological infection. And the CFU of general bacteria as the representative indicator of disinfection and lavatory cleaning were high enough to imply the improvement of sanitation management of public lavatories should be contrived.
 Keywords
bacteriological investigation;pathogenic germs;public lavatory;sanitation;
 Language
Korean
 Cited by
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일부 공중화장실 위생설비의 오염지표세균 조사,김종규;김중순;

한국환경보건학회지, 2014. vol.40. 1, pp.63-70 crossref(new window)
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화장실 공기 중 미생물 분포 조사연구,김종규;김아혁;김중순;

한국환경보건학회지, 2014. vol.40. 4, pp.304-312 crossref(new window)
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