Give up the funk
A UGA researcher has invented a new technology that can inexpensively render medical linens and clothing, face masks, paper towels—even diapers, intimate apparel and athletic wear—permanently germ-free. The simple and inexpensive anti-microbial technology works on natural and synthetic materials. It can be applied during the manufacturing process or at home, and it doesn’t come out in the wash. Unlike other anti-microbial technologies, repeated applications are unnecessary to maintain effectiveness. Created by Jason Locklin, assistant professor of chemistry, the treatment effectively kills a wide spectrum of bacteria, yeasts and molds that can cause disease, break down fabrics, create stains and produce odors.