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Silver-Treated Sportswear is a Threat to Aquatic Life, Says Study

As we settle into the new year, our Sourcing Summit Companion Report looks ahead at ways to optimize processes and performance.

For years now, apparel brands have been infusing everything from sports bras to boxer briefs with silver particles to thwart microbes and ward off the dreaded “gym funk.” A study by Swedish scientists, however, claims that activewear treated with antibacterial silver poses a toxic threat to living organisms in lakes and seas. Laboratory analyses published…

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