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Table 2 Reduction of microorganisms (S. aureus and E. coli) in treated non-woven fabric with the increment of neem extract concentration

From: Development of biopolymer-based menstrual pad and quality analysis against commercial merchandise

Test fabric samples Surviving cells after 1 h contact time (CFU/mL) Reduction (%)
S. aureus E. coli S. aureus E. coli
Untreated 2.32 × 105 2.25 × 105   
10% neem extract 52 × 103 61 × 103 77.59 72.88
25% neem extract 28 × 103 33 × 103 87.93 85.33
50% neem extract 10 × 103 12 × 103 95.69 94.67