The slick, clear glass that covers your precious phone may be covered in gross germs, claiming
their territory and staying as unwelcome guests. Then, with the help of Corning Gorilla Glass,
silver ions emerge, battling, pushing back the germs, cleaning your phone simply by being.
In the link above, Corning Gorilla Glass announced a new technology: Antimicrobial Gorila
Glass 3 screen infused with silver. By folding silver into the glass, Corning is able to lower the
amount of germ build up. Don’t ask me why. I’ve been asking around and all I seem to get
is, “Well, duh.” Apparently knowing that Silver ions act as a cleaning agent should be common
Doctors used to wash babies eyes with a silver nitrate solution right after birth to cleanse them.
So, when in doubt, use silver ions to clean – maybe not in household scenarios but, you get the
I think it makes perfect sense to introduce silver ions into the glass on your phone since it is
apparently so widely accepted as a cleaner. Honestly, I’m a little surprised it didn’t happen
sooner than now.