The clay chemical properties that may be important in medicine were investigated. It was found that natural clay minerals can have striking and very specific effects on microbial populations. The effects can range from potentially enhanced microbial growth to complete sterilization. This paper presents evidence that natural clay minerals can be effective antimicrobial agents.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Mineralogical Society Bulletin|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geochemistry and Petrology