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Title: Microbiological Quality Assessment of Some Brands of Cosmetics Powders Sold within Jos Metropolis, Plateau State
Authors: Dashen, Michael Macvren
Chollom, Patricia Fremu
Okechalu, Juliet Ngueme
Ma'aji, Josephine Ashulee
Keywords: Sold.
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Research
Series/Report no.: Vol.1;No.2;Pp 101-106
Abstract: The study was aimed at determining the microbiological quality of some brands of cosmetic powders sold within Jos metropolis. Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium tetani, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans were specifically targetted. A total of 60 samples; 20 each of three different brands of cosmetic powders were analyzed. The mean aerobic plate counts obtained were 1.6 x 104 cfu/g, 2.3 x 104 cfu/g and 4.5 x 105 cfu/g while the mean yeast and mould counts were 1.1x 104 cfu/g, 1.4 X 104 cfu/g and 2.7 X 104 cfu/g. Thirty (50 %) of the samples analyzed were contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus, twelve (20 %) were contaminated with Clostridium tetani and four (7 %) were contaminated with Candida albicans. Bacillus spp was also isolated from four (7 %) samples while Pseudomonas aeruginosa was not isolated from any of the samples analyzed. The moulds isolated from the cosmetic powders include; Aspergillus niger, Apergillus fumigatus, Penicillium spp., Rhizopus oligosporus, Fusarium spp.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/576
ISSN: 2231–3168
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