Test criteria

The practice-oriented examination is based on a standardized model of a human skin flora, in which germ colonization, topography and milieu properties of a healthy skin are simulated. Therefore the model uses germ types of the body-own microflora of a human epidermis. The effect of the samples against these germs is analyzed quantitatively on the artificial skin/skin flora over a contact period of 18 hours and assessed against internal controls or an identical material without antimicrobial activity. If no significant germ reduction appears within this wearing/exposure period, the textile is regarded as “safe” with respect to effects towards the human skin flora.

 

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