Blog posts of '2017' 'March'

Juniper and antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus

Juniper (Eastern Red Cedar) heartwood in laboratory tests demonstrates antimicrobial touch surface properties:

    • Please look at the lab report attached here.

  • The report shows a 97.9% reduction of the test organism, Staphylococcus aureus 6538. This bacterium is a Gram-positive, spherical-shaped, facultative anaerobe. Staphylococcus species are known to demonstrate resistance to antibiotics such as methicillin.
  • No product can make antimicrobial touch surface claims without first obtaining an EPA label permitting such claims.  While Juniper heartwood may exhibit some antimicrobial touch surface properties.  Sawle Mill, Inc. makes no antimicrobial touch surface claims for Juniper Products produced at our facility.