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Nanotech Suits Repel Pollen

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Engineering advances in fabrics and nanotechnology lead to a fabric that can brush away pollen.

Men’s suits made of the new fabric by Japanese textile firm Miyuki Keori should be available in late summer.

Through the attachment of 30-nanometer particles to the surface of threads in the new fabric, a garment made from the fabric becomes resistant to pollen.

The particles are small enough to prevent pollen from getting into the material. People wearing a pollen-resistant garment would then not be bringing as much sneeze-inducing pollen wherever they go.

More than 35 million Americans suffer from pollen allergies like hay fever.

David Utter is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business. Email him here.

Nanotech Suits Repel Pollen
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