Promoting the Cloth Diaper Industry

Laundry Science: RDA Yeast Study

October 18, 2013

Heather McNamara

Executive Directory, Real Diaper Association (Associate member)

Get that yeast out of my diaper!

Problem
  • Recurring yeast rashes on babies
Questions
  • How are the cloth diapers involved?
  • Is yeast living on diapers through washes?
  • Do any types of cloth diapers cause a humid
  • environment in which yeast thrives?
  • Are they involved at all?
Our Steps
  • First, can we confirm that yeast lives in cloth diapers?
  • Then, can we test the efficacy of various diaper treatments / levels to give evidence-based advice to cloth diapering parents?
See the full slide show below.
Heather McNamara o Real Diaper Association

Learn about the scientific experiments, conducted by Real Diaper Association (RDA), to identify evidence-based recommendations for laundering cloth diapers in the presence of a yeast infection.

Heather McNamara reports on yeast experiments

You will be surprised at: 

  • the lengths RDA goes to give parents evidence-based recommendations
  • the experts in candida albicans who are lending their expertise
  • what it takes to keep candida albicans alive
  • where they have set up their own lab
  • who the lab assistant is

Heather McNamara points to yeast slide



Laundry Science: Yeast


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