A team at the “Technology and Society” division at EMPA, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, has investigated the behavior of silver coatings in the washing machine. They discovered that textiles with nano-coatings release fewer nano-particles into the washing water than those with normal coatings. As a result, the researchers maintain that nano-textiles should not be subjected to stricter regulation than textiles with conventional silver-coatings, and this is relevant for current discussions concerning possible special regulations for nano-silver.

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