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Dual-Function Antimicrobial Laundry Supplement and Textile Coating for the Decontamination of Healthcare Laundry
Background: In the UK nurses’ uniforms are domestically laundered, posing a threat of cross contamination of healthcare-associated infections. The UK Department of Health recommends washing uniforms at 60ºC, however nurses ...
The Stability of Model Human Coronaviruses on Textiles in the Environment and during Health Care Laundering
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) persists on stainless steel and plastic for up to 7 days, suggesting that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) could be spread by fomite transmission. There is ...
Persistence of human coronaviruses on textiles during laundering
Aims The aim of this investigation was to determine the persistence of human coronaviruses on a range of textiles both in the environment and during laundering. Methods and Results The stability of human coronaviruses ...
Microemulsification of essential oils for the development of antimicrobial and mosquito repellent functional coatings for textiles
(Journal of Applied Microbiology, 2021-05-22)
Aims: To develop an essential oil (EO)-loaded textile coating using an environmentally-friendly microemulsion technique to achieve both antimicrobial and mosquito repellent functionalities. Methods and Results: Minimum ...