Q When germs are killed on the SLVRTEC™ fabric, where do they go?
A Germs (bacteria, viruses) are microscopic and disintegrate when they are killed. There are no visible or harmful remains.
Q When should I wash HCK3R Gloves?
A SLVRTEC™ fabric continually produces silver ions that kill germs. You can hand wash in the sink with mild (non-chlorine) soap or sanitizer, rinse and air or tumble dry at low heat. There is no loss of germ killing ability with over 100+ washings.
Q How do silver ions kill microorganisms?
A Unlike antibiotics that kill specific micro-organisms, silver ions simultaneously attack up to 10 sites in the cell which stop reproduction and cause cell death. Mutated pathogens do not survive. As a result, there are no known silver resistant micro-organisms among medically relevant strains. This property has caused infection control doctors, surgeons, and wound care specialists to select silver technology for medical devices and to prevent diseases.
Silver ions kill a broad-spectrum of medically relevant micro-organisms that include bacteria, fungi (molds and yeasts) and deactivate viruses. Silver ions, when applied externally, are non-toxic to human cells and very safe.
Q How do silver bonded fibers generate silver ions?
A The moisturized silver surface reacts with oxygen, forming a silver oxide film. Some of the silver oxide dissolves, producing a silver ion solution. Silver ions (Ag⁺) kill germs.
Q Does ionic silver kill MRSA and other resistant strains?
A Yes. Thus far, silver ions (Ag⁺) have killed all bacteria, fungi (molds and yeasts) and deactivated all viruses on which they have been tested. There are no known silver ion-resistant micro-organisms.