<< Subject: Bactericidal activity of EDTA
From: Pierre Simard <pierre.simard at mcb.ulaval.ca>
Date: 13 Jun 1996 20:45:43 GMT
I would greatly appreciate if someone could tell me the approximative
concentration of EDTA showing a bactericidal activity against different
Please, answer by email.
Pierre Simard, Ph.D.
EDTA is an antimicrobial enhancer, not an antimicrobial by its self. See
my forthcoming book from Marcel Dekker entitled: _Preservative-Free and
Self-Preserving Cosmetic and Drug Products_ eds. Kabara and Orth. I
usually add 0.1 % to the formula.
Davin C. Enigl, MS-MEAS
Senior Microbiologist, Consultant
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Validations
For the Food, Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical Industry
June 14, 1996