Monthly Archives: September 2011

Harmful Affects of Mold and Mildew

Beside damaging shower stalls, counter tops and fabric, mold and mildew problems can pose harmful health risks as well. While some individuals show no symptoms of mold and mildew exposure, other people develop adverse skin and respiratory reactions brought on by allergies or sensitivities. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, these pink, brown, green […]

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The Antibacterial Effects of Silver and it’s Compounds

Silver has germicidal effects and kills many lower organisms effectively without harm to higher animals. Silver is capable of rendering stored drinking water potable for a long period of time (several months). Water tanks on ships and airplanes are often “silvered”. Disposal of even small quantities of Silver Nitrate connected to a septic tank is guaranteed to […]

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Silver as an Antimicrobial Agent

The antimicrobial properties of silver have been known to cultures all around the world for many centuries. The Phonecians stored water and other liquids in silver coated bottles to discourage contamination by microbes (Wikipedia: Silver). Silver dollars used to be put into milk bottles to keep milk fresh, and water tanks of ships and airplanes […]

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Medical Uses of Silver

The medical uses of silver include its incorporation into wound dressings to treat external infections, and its use as an antiseptic and disinfectant in medical appliances. Silver is also promoted within alternative medicine in the form of colloidal silver, although it has not been proven to be safe or effective. The silver ion (Ag+) is bioactive and in sufficient concentration readily kills bacteria in vitro. […]

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