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August 12th, 2007
Want to get rid of germs? Mold and grime? Smelly feet?
A growing number of scientists and businessmen say such a miracle substance exists, and in fact has for millions of years: Silver.
Innovative technologies and approaches have fueled an explosion of products taking advantage of silver's antibacterial properties. Consumers today can buy clothes, disinfectants, laundry machines and other items that utilize silver as an active agent.
"People have found out you can use [silver] far more effectively when you shrink it down," says Andrew Maynard, science adviser to the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, a joint effort of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Pew Charitable Trusts. "The range is quite incredible. It's as if a lightbulb has suddenly gone off."
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