Friday, November 24, 2006

Silver socks don't smell

Noble Biomaterials embeds silver in clothing worn by soldiers, elite athletes and weekend warriors alike, capitalizing on the precious metal's increasing popularity as a way to keep clothes smelling fresh, even after multiple wears without a wash.
Silver kills odor-causing bacteria, preventing odors. However, environmentalists have expressed concerns that silver entering the environment could kill helpful bacteria and aquatic organisms or even harm humans. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says that it will require manufacturers to provide scientific evidence that use of very finely divided silver, an application of so-called nanotechnology, won't harm waterways or public health.

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