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Ag SymbolA 1976 report titled “Electrically Generated Silver Ions: Quantitative Effects on Bacterial and Mammalian Cells” is of historical significance. Robert O. Becker, pioneer medical researcher and author of The Body Electric, was one of the scientists who issued the report—summed up as follows:

In conclusion, Ag+ generated at the anode seems to be a very effective bactericidal agent at low concentrations without any detrimental effects upon normal mammalian cells.

The research did not involve ionic colloidal silver. The silver ions were generated electrically from silver rods.

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Use of Silver in Nanotechnology

New York Times LogoThe use of silver as an anti-infective agent is escalating with new technology that embeds miniscule particles in a variety of products. “Old Curative Gets New Life at Tiny Scale” published in The New York Times on December 12, 2005, says:

Now, with more and more bacteria developing resistance to antibiotic drugs, some researchers and health care entrepreneurs have returned to silver for another look. This time around, they are armed with nanotechnology, a fast-developing collection of products and skills that helps researchers deploy silver compounds in ways that maximize the availability of silver ions — the element’s most potent form.

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Silver and Nanotechnology

Silver Institute LogoThe Silver Institute in the US is an advocate for the expansion of nanotechnology. They describe some of the ways the germ-killing properties of silver are being harnessed: “Silver’s antibacterial qualities have applications that reach far beyond the medical world. Washing machines, refrigerators, air conditioners, air purifiers and vacuum cleaners all rely upon silver nanoparticles to sterilize up to 650 types of bacteria. Nanotechnology is still at a very early stage in terms of its usage.”

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“Effects of Electrically Generated Silver Ions on Human Cells and Wound Healing”

Dr Robert BeckerWhat is silver’s secret? Silver encourages the formation of stem cells! Stem cells are highly beneficial to the healing process. They have the ability to form whatever type of cell is needed—skin, muscle, nerve or bone cells.  Robert O. Becker authored this research paper revealing enhanced healing of several types of wounds with silver ions in 2000.

http://www.hydrosolinfo.com/pdf/2.pdf

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Does Colloidal Silver (CS) Build Up in the Body?

stainless-steel-ballsProfessional engineer, Dr. Roger Altman, used colloidal silver made with a high voltage system to measure excretion in relation to the amount he drank. In “Colloidal Silver: Where does it go when you drink it? How long does it stay there?” he reports on his personal experiment. The results indicate that the body processes colloidal silver in a beneficial way and also indicates that when colloidal silver is made properly, the risk of argyria—a darkening of the skin—is minimal. 1999.

www.silver-colloids.com/Papers/AltmanStudy.PDF

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Silver the Hero for Superbug

“Silver asBandaid an Anti-Bacterial” lets us know that silver is effective even against dreaded staph infection. “A life-threatening Staph germ called MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), often referred to as a ‘superbug,’ is resistant to almost all chemical antibiotics, so many hospitals are employing silver-imbedded equipment including surgical tools, catheters, needles, stethoscopes, furniture, door handles and even paper files.

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Nanosilver Effective against seven Pathogens

Research, conducted by scientists in Turkey, using a specially prepared form of nanosilver was found to be an effective antimicrobial against E.coli and Candida albicans as well as the following additional pathogenic microorganisms: S.aureus, P.aeruginos, B.subtili, S.typhimurium, K.pneumonia.

“Antimicrobial activity of colloidal silver nanoparticles prepared by sol-gel method”

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