It's always fun to find that precious metals have other uses besides just jewelery! Some of the medical uses of silver I was aware of, but the rest was new to me.
Stops Your Socks from Smelling
Did you know the socks you’re wearing right now might contain silver? Apart from its many uses in dentistry, jewelry, optics and photography, silver also has some serious antibacterial properties. It can inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi in fabric, which makes it nature’s own odor stopper. Because of this, the clothing industry uses quite a lot of silver—in nanosilver form—to stop the clothes they make from smelling. Apart from socks, almost all of your clothes (up to and including your shoes) may well have some silver in them. Silver’s antibacterial superpowers have also made the metal very popular in the world of medicine as a very effective disinfectant and antiseptic.
One of the greatest things about the internet is that it allows us to learn something new each and every day! I really like that! I'm a sucker for obscure information!
Coffee in the kitchen this morning. Toasted sourdough bread on the side!