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Cheap, At-Home Spray Treatment Makes Clothing Germ-Free Forever

Cheap, At-Home Spray Treatment Makes Clothing Germ-Free Forever
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A new DIY product that is in development has the power to kill some of the most resistant bacteria in the world.

Claudia Cukrov
  • 7 july 2011

US scientists have created a do-it-yourself spray-on treatment for fabric which can reportedly make clothing permanently free of germs.

Designed for the treatment of both natural and synthetic textiles, the anti-microbial spray kills a number of dangerous-and sometimes deadly-viruses like staph, strep, E. coli and pseudomonas. Devised by Dr Jason Locklin and his research team at the University of Georgia, the product is intended to be used as a a low-cost solution to fighting infection both at home and in hospital.  Whilst similar treatments are already on the market this latest development is the first chemical treatment which can be applied to fabrics after the manufacturing process – making for a cheaper, preventative healthcare solution.

In an interview with BBC News Gennaro Gama from the University of Georgia Research Foundation stated:

Similar technologies are limited by cost of materials, use of noxious chemicals in the application or loss of effectiveness after a few washings.

With carpets, linen and plastics all treatable the applications of such technology are huge.  No word yet on an expected release date.

One-Step Photochemical Synthesis of Permanent, Nonleaching, Ultrathin Antimicrobial Coatings for Textiles and Plastics

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