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

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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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