Vitamin can keep electronics ‘healthy’

Vitamin E prevents the buildup of static electricity that can harm — even destroy — electronics

By Stephen Ornes, 12:28 PM October 11, 2013

Vitamin E has gained respect among nutrition scientists for its ability to fight biologically damaging molecular fragments. These are known as free radicals. In the body, they can promote inflammation, which can harm the heart and blood vessels. A study now shows the same chemical can provide benefits to tiny electrical circuits. Again, the vitamin appears to work by fighting radicals. But in this case, they prevent the buildup of static electricity.

That’s important because a discharge of thi...

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