This is why you shouldn’t buy odour-free sportswear treated with silver

Sportswear that do not smell bad after exercising in them is a great business idea, and such clothing items have actually been available to customers for quite a while. Although it may sound good, the truth is that these clothes are very problematic for the environment.

These so-called odour-free sportswear are treated with silver, which is known to be antibacterial and has long been widely used in various industries for this exact purpose.

But antibacterial silver is also toxic, and classified as a biocide by the European Union.

This week Svenskt Vatten – The Swedish Water & Wastewater Association – released a report on the issue of silver in sportswear, and revealed some quite concerning facts.



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