21st century seems to be the age of human care. Protection of environment and healthy food are already on our minds. Now it is time to look closer at the clothing we wear. Modern apparels should not only give the highest comfort but should also have a positive influence on our body or at least not hurt it. The paper presents the newest results of researches done on synthetic and natural fibres clothing. Among different tests that have been done fabrics protection against UV was measured. It was also tested if the fibre origin has any influence on human body parameters that are responsible for the state of immunological system. Additionally muscle tension in presence of synthetics and natural fibres was tested. These tests have been done during physical activity of human as well as during relaxation.
By: Prof. R. Kozlowski, M. Zimniewska, M. Rawluk. Institute of Natural Fibres, Poznan, Poland
Submit Date: 12/31/1999 20:00