Wahla, V., Kasana, M.
A total of three samples of talcum powders were examined for their total aerobic bacterial counts. A serial dilution technique was carried out and plating was done by using standard spread plate technique. The bacterial load of talcum powder Boroplus ranges from 1.5x107 to 2.1x108 cfu/g with a mean bacterial load of 1.8x108 cfu/g, in Dermicool ranges were 1.6x109 to 2.8x107 cfu/g with a mean bacterial load of 2.3x108 cfu/g and in talcum powder Navratna colonies were uncountable. Bacteria isolated from talcum powder were Staphylococcus spp. 40% and Bacillus spp. 60%. In conclusion, the talcum powders studied showed to be more heavily contaminated. This may be as a result of poor manufacturing process, poor hygiene and contaminated raw materials.
Talcum powder, Bacterial load, Bacillus and Staphylococcus
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Wahla, V., & Kasana, M. (2015). Microbial Assessment of Some Common Indian Brands of Talcum Powder, International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 4(2), 296-300.