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Body odour? Bacteria-embedded bodysuit could help

Reuters Aug 16, 2019, 04.45 PM (IST)

Deodorant not enough to stop your body odour? A new futuristic-style bodysuit embedded with live bacteria could help combat those unpleasant smells. The pale grey, long-sleeved "Skin II" has been inserted with healthy probiotic bacteria, which reduces the smell of BO whilst also helping the immune system and encouraging cell renewal, its designer said. Bacteria is embedded into the fabric of the bodysuit in areas where you are most likely to sweat, including the armpits and upper back. It is activated by contact with moisture on the body, so when you sweat, it colonises on the skin to become the dominant bacteria, making it less likely that you'll smell, designer Rosie Broadhead said.