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7 surprising facts about silver nanoparticles and health

February 25, 2015

Silver nanoparticles have been hitting the headlines for a few years now, both as a smart new technology for preventing bacterial infection, and as a potential new health and environmental threat. How much do you know this technology and its pros and cons? Check out these seven facts—they may surprise you.

Nanoparticles and their size may not be big issues. University of Oregon.…
Colloidal silver: Is it safe or effective? Mayo Clinic.…
Nanosilver: Weighing the Risks and Benefits. Environmental Health Perspectives.
Nanosilver and consumer products. EPA…
Some antibacterials come with worrisome silver lining. Chicago Tribune, Feb 15 2014.…
Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies Consumer Products Inventory: Nano Silver…
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