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Posted: Jul 11, 2012

Danish EPA publishes assessment of nanosilver in textiles

(Nanowerk News) A new survey by theDanish Environmental Protection Agency identified 94 textile products marketed in Denmark via retail, internet shops or other means where there could be suspicion of content of nanosilver.
Since no nanosilver was found in any of the products, the results of this survey did not support the hypothesis that nanosilver treated textiles are widely used in Denmark.
Further analyses of 16 selected products revealed silver content in 15 of the products.
Studies of migration of silver to artificial saliva or sweat and during washing revealed a varying release of silver that could be substantial (up to 84% during washing).
Based on the existing data and the survey results, there appear to be no risk of health effects or environmental effects. Download the publication (pdf).
Source: Danish EPA
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