Can silver particles keep workout clothes fresh?
Today’s Video of the Day from the American Chemical Society series Reactions explores whether silver nanotechnology can keep workout clothes from smelling like sweat.
Silver kills bacteria by interrupting the cells from performing the basic processes that they need for survival.
Antibacterial silver is now being used in fabric to make clothing that can resist sweat and stains.
Because silver is effective against bacteria, the goal is to use very small amounts in making garments so that excess silver is not washed off and released into the environment.
Video Credit: American Chemical Society