Measure to describe the reduction of microorganisms. Example: With an initial figure of 106 germs per ml (the log10 value equals 6) and a disinfectant that reduces the number to 103 germs per ml (the log10 value equals 3) the number of microorganisms is reduced by 3 log10 steps.
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