Other products use silver as an antimicrobial, but that metal comes with unwanted environmental consequences. Silver is typically used as a finish or a coating applied using a water-intensive process, and the excess silver has to be disposed of, eventually ending up in our waterways. Zinc is labeled Generally Regarded as Safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
*Acteev Protect does not protect users or others against disease-causing bacteria. These claims fall under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's treated article exemption. Regulations in other countries may differ.