(Blue Man Inside!) Colloidal Silver + Argyria


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Stumbled upon this while reading an AP ticker in the break room at work a week or two ago. Really caught my attention.

Colloidal silver has recently become rather known in the medical field as a mainstream antibiotic. The solution is created by extracting silver through water via electric current. However, side effects of the use of this solution include argyria (see Wiki excerpt below).

"Long-term intake of silver products may result in a condition known as argyria, one symptom of which is a blue or gray discoloration of the skin. It occurs when sunlight interacts with silver deposited in the skin, in the same way that silver particles in photographic film darken when exposed to sunlight. It can occur both via ingestion of silver, or through topical application of silver to the skin. While generally considered permanent, some have claimed to have reversed it. Death from argyria has been reported from as little as four months use of oral colloidal silver, and cases of kidney damage, stomach distress, and headaches have been reported, as well as cases of brain and nerve damage...."

"...Advocates assert that, under careful use of properly produced colloidal silver, argyria is virtually impossible, though these claims are anecdotal and have not been confirmed by scientific study. They view the entire controversy as an orchestrated scare tactic by special interests who they say deliberately exaggerate and mislead people away from colloidal silver products. However, verified cases of argyria continue to be reported and proven, sometimes making the television news programs."
view the rest of the wiki entry Colloidal silver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Also available includes a news segment held with Paul Karason, a known user of colloidal silver who is -- you guessed it -- blue.

Click the link below to view the interview with Paul Karason:
YouTube - The Dangers of Colloidal Silver

.. I read one one of the most recently posted comments on the YouTube vid that Karason admitted to "using baking soda to improve the conductivity of the water used to make his CS... his would have resulted in a solution containing large silver compounds which is responsible for causing argyria".