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Evaluation of proposed Skylab and SSP soap products.Four candidate cleansing agents evaluated in terms of potential hazards to crew members included two soaps (Neutrogena bar soap and Olive Leaf Liquid), one nonfoaming surfactant (Miranol JEM), and one laundry detergent (sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate). None of the four exhibited adverse dermatological effects from skin patch tests or supported growth of potentially pathogenic microorganisms. Aqueous solutions of Neutrogena did support a mold species. Neutrogena and Miranol JEM were used in a simulated Skylab personal hygiene regimen with no adverse effects on skin or skin microflora. Based on our results, each of these agents appear to be a promising candidate material for the use intended.
Document ID
19730053179
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Durfee, R. L.
Spurlock, J. M.
Whitmore, F. C. (Versar, Inc. Springfield, Va., United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1973
Subject Category
BIOTECHNOLOGY
Report/Patent Number
ASME PAPER 73-ENAS-26
Meeting Information
Intersociety Conference on Environmental Systems(San Diego, CA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS9-12672
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other