Gowanus inventors create the 'scough,' a germ-fighting scarf

The scough features a hidden pocket with a face mask that filters out pollution. (3/4/14)

GOWANUS - A group of Gowanus inventors has designed a special scarf it says filters out germs and pollution.

The scarf, or "scough," features a hidden pocket with a face mask that contains a carbon filter and silver. Co-inventor Andrew Kessler says the carbon filter absorbs germs and pollution and the silver kills viruses.

The scoughes themselves are made of cotton, though some are blended with cashmere and wool.

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All the scoughes are sewn by co-inventor Alexa Nigro and cost between $39 and $59.

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