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.”