Isn't it used just to drive up the cost of the cloths? Well here is the scoop... and even though it does create a more expensive cloth, it keeps you from needing those expensive chemical cleaners and ends up saving you money!! Estimated savings is over $250 per year on cleaners and paper towels!
How Norwex's Silver Infused Microfiber Cloths work:
~Silver interrupts a cell’s ability to form chemical bonds essential to its survival. Bacteria, viruses and fungi need these bonds for their oxygen metabolism.
~The Antibacterial agent is physically embedded inside tiny microfibers.
~The silver-based agent that Norwex uses is based on micro, not nano-technology. (Nano Silver has received negative ratings lately because is actually washes out of the material it is used in and is even thought to be a pollutant by some. But micro-silver does not wash out!)
How long has silver been used like this and does it really work?
Throughout history, people have taken advantage of the antimicrobial properties of silver, without realizing it! The Greeks and Romans stored water in silver as it was believed this kept the liquids fresh.
During the plagues in Europe, wealthy families ate from silver plates and utensils, and that silver protected them from the disease that was claiming their neighbor’s lives.
The expression ‘born with a silver spoon in the mouth’ had a dual meaning. Not only did it refer to wealth, it also referred to health. People were eating off silver spoons and it kept germs and bacteria at bay.
Without knowing it people were taking advantage of the natural ANTIMICROBIAL properties of silver!
Today many products are produced using silver to give antibacterial properties to that surface. Silver antibacterial socks, silver soap, silver-lined curtains in hospitals, silver-lined bandages for treating burns, silver-lined band-aids, silver toothbrushes, etc. Silver Nitrate is even used medically!
Why Norwex Silver-Infused Microfiber Cloths?
Silver is the reason that Norwex Microfiber cloths are anti-bacterial! Couple that with the awesome microfiber that the cloths are made out of and you have the best-cleaning combination hands down!
Microfiber cloths are woven from fibers that are at least 1/6 the width of a human hair. But smaller fibers means more fibers and more opportunities to grip and lift all the dirt and grime up and away. There are a lot of microfiber products available, and they are pretty awesome, BUT Norwex has fibers 1/200th the width of a human hair! And they can lift virtually EVERYTHING off your surface. And as if that's not enough... they are infused with silver which has anti-bacterial properties to kill bacteria! Germs and bacteria, and even the dangerous proteins found in raw meat are gone. View video below to see testing that shows how the cloths clean!