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Clothes That Kill: New Cotton Additive Kills Odor-Causing And Pathogenic Bacteria And Viruses Within Minutes

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August 25, 1999
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American Chemical Society
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A simple, inexpensive way of treating cotton textiles with a long-lasting antimicrobial compound - which rapidly kills pathogenic and odor-causing bacteria, plus a variety of viruses - was described at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society. The formulation is faster and kills more bacteria and viruses than other "biocidal" cottons.

NEW ORLEANS, La., Aug. 23 - A simple, inexpensive way of treating cotton textiles with a long-lasting antimicrobial compound - which rapidly kills pathogenic and odor-causing bacteria, plus a variety of viruses - was described here today at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. The formulation is faster and kills more bacteria and viruses than other "biocidal" cottons. And it can be recharged by rinsing treated fabrics in a dilute mixture of bleach and water, according to researchers.


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American Chemical Society. "Clothes That Kill: New Cotton Additive Kills Odor-Causing And Pathogenic Bacteria And Viruses Within Minutes." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 25 August 1999. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/08/990825081052.htm>.
American Chemical Society. (1999, August 25). Clothes That Kill: New Cotton Additive Kills Odor-Causing And Pathogenic Bacteria And Viruses Within Minutes. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/08/990825081052.htm
American Chemical Society. "Clothes That Kill: New Cotton Additive Kills Odor-Causing And Pathogenic Bacteria And Viruses Within Minutes." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/08/990825081052.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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