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Are fabrics made from bamboo viscose antimicrobial?

Click below to read a comparative research study regarding the antimicrobial properties of various fabrics, published in the ISSN 0378-5254 Journal of Family Ecology and Consumer Sciences, Vol 39, 2011: 

A comparative study of regenerated bamboo, cotton and viscose rayon fabrics. Part 2: antimicrobial properties 


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"...regenerated bamboo fabric and the viscose rayon fabric have a bacteriocidal effect on the gram-positive and the gram-negative bacteria. It should be noted, however, that only a percentage of the bacteria was killed and not 100%..."

"...the results confirmed that the cotton fabric (which was used as a control) exhibited no antimicrobial activity. The antimicrobial effect of the regenerated-bamboo and viscose-rayon samples, however, was significantly higher than that of the cotton for both gram-positive bacteria and gram-negative bacteria"

"These findings led to the conclusion that the claims made regarding the bacteriostatic or antimicrobial properties of regenerated bamboo cannot be proved to be false. When a broth containing bacteria was exposed to a fabric sample made of regenerated bamboo, the bacteriocidal property of the fabric led to the killing of a large percentage of the bacteria...It should be noted, however, that only a percentage of the bacteria was killed and not 100%..."

"To summarise, this study confirmed that regenerated bamboo fabrics do exhibit antimicrobial behavior..."

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