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Antifungal activity of the silver ion against contaminated fabric

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Authors
Jung, Woo Kyung; Kim, So Hyun; Koo, Hye Cheong; Shin, Sook; Kim, Jun Man; Park, Young Kyung; Hwang, Sun Young; Yang, Hyesoon; Park, Yong Ho
Issue Date
2007-03-13
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Citation
Mycoses 2007; 50: 265-269
Keywords
Antifungal activitysilver ionlaundry machine
Abstract
An anti-fungal efficacy test of the silver laundry machine, which electrically generates
silver ions, was carried out against four fungi – Trichophyton rubrum, Candida albicans,
Microsporum canis and Aspergillus flavus – which cause major fungal infection in
humans and animals. Compared with the conventional laundry machine, washing
with the silver laundry machine regardless of detergent use was effective against most
of the fungi with about 4 log10 (CFU ml)1) reduction and eliminated almost all the
fungi when using the detergent. Moreover, the cleaning activity of the silver laundry
machine with detergent was higher than that of the conventional laundry machine
with detergent both after wash and after final spin step against all four examined fungi.
The silver laundry machine may be useful in preventing skin irritation caused by fungicontaminated
fabric in the hospital and in the home.
ISSN
0933-7407
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/7391
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0507.2007.01372.x
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