A Conversation for MRSA
BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows Started conversation Apr 16, 2006
Article in the Daily Mail this month says that the latest weapon in the battle against MRSA could be pyjamas containing silver thread.
'Yarn made out of the precious metal wipes out 99.99% of the germ in less than an hour, according to the manufacturers'.
Each pair contains 2-3g of silver, and costs £20. (Seems remarkably cheap to me, especially compared to what Mrs BA spent on her last pair of PJ's in M&S!!!). Normal NHS PJ's apparently cost £4.
The cloth is called 'Toray' cloth and is currently undergoing clinical trials at Newham Univ. Hospital in East London.
There are also trials going on with wound dressings containing silver - especially for treating burn and skin-graft patients.
Apparently, silver's antibacterial properties are well-known and have been used in the past to keep water fresh i=on sailing ships (silver coins were placed in the barrels)
BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows Posted Apr 16, 2006
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