Contamination of bar soaps in a household setting

Microbios. 1993;76(306):55-7.


The microbial content of fourteen bars of soap in a household setting was studied. The number of bacteria isolated from heavily used soaps which were wet, all placed in one bathroom, were higher than from infrequently used soaps that were dry and were placed in another bathroom. The major bacteria isolated were Staphylococcus sp. and Enterobacteriaceae.

MeSH terms

  • Enterobacteriaceae / isolation & purification*
  • Household Products*
  • Soaps*
  • Staphylococcus / isolation & purification*


  • Soaps