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Masks-the new fashion accessory

Old Sep 8, 20, 12:35 am
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Originally Posted by CDTraveler View Post
The problem with using silver, copper, etc. for treating fabrics to prevent them from smelling bad is those metals are some of the last line of defense against multidrug-resistant organisms. The widespread use of silver where it really isn't needed - like in clothing - is contributing to the rise of bacteria that are resistant even to silver compounds ( https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6636436/ ). If we lose silver as a therapeutic agent, the human race is pretty much screwed when it comes to treating certain types of infections. Unfortunately companies are free to put us all at risk for a marketing ploy.
I hadn't realized that was happening. Good to know.
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