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Making the Case for Textiles with a Dual Mechanism of Action

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Address correspondence to Amber H Mitchell, DrPH, MPH, CPH, International Safety Center, 741 Muirfield Circle, Apopka, FL 32712 (amber.mitchell@internationalsafetycenter.org).
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