Minky uses silver nitrate as the principal mode of anti-microbial action. Silver has been known for thousands of years in many cultures for its germ-killing properties.
Silver nitrate is embedded into Minky’s anti-bacterial products and lasts throughout their life cycles. This means maximum performance for your money, with great results for the environment too!
Many brands of sponges and cleaning cloths in the market today take the cheaper and easier route by using triclosan, a potentially toxic chemical used as an anti-microbial agent.
Since 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned triclosan from household soap and certain over-the-counter (OTC) health care antiseptic products. It also has various environmental concerns regarding poor biodegradability and cross-resistance to other anti-microbials.