Figure 9. The putative immunomodulatory/anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and bactericidal mechanisms are estimated by determining the probable effective ratios. The maximal effective ratio (ER) of Class C (Surface and Floor Mopping Cleaners/Detergents) on gram-positive bacteria. ER was calculated as the ratio of each bacterium with maximal zone of inhibition against the minimum zone of inhibition (set as 1) within the same category, such that ER = Zone max / Zone min. This ratio determines the most effective treatment for each bacterium and its comparative effectiveness against rest of antiseptics and disinfectants. For instance, the highest most effective daily mouthwash against S. aureus is ‘Ajax Fete des Fleurs.’ The number of experimental observations is n = 3


The Immunomodulatory, Antimicrobial and Bactericidal Efficacy of Commonly Used Commercial Household Disinfectants, Sterilizers and Antiseptics in Vitro: Putative Anti-Inflammatory Infection Control Mechanisms and Comparative Biochemical Analysis of the Microbial Growth of Gram-Positive Bacteria

Niveen M. Masri, Lama B. Hanbali, Ahmad H. Kamar, Lana M.S. Kanafani, Mohamed B. Hanbali, John J. Haddad

American Journal of Medical and Biological Research. 2013, 1(4), 103-133 doi:10.12691/ajmbr-1-4-4