Camphor Laurel has also, long been recognized for its unique anti-bacterial properties, making it an ideal surface for food preparation. University testing has proven it be far superior to plastic, glass, and other timbers.
The following is an extract of the study
Mean number of organisms per board from testing
Organism Type of board
Camphor Laurel, Cedar, Plastic, Glass
Fungi 3.3 8.0 9.7 5.7
Bacteria 0.7 1.7 7.3 8.0
TOTAL 4.0 9.7 17.0 13.7
Tests carried out by Alan Waterson B.Sc. (Hons) Dip Ed.
Southern Cross University, Lismore NSW. April 2002 (copyright)