How Governments and Businesses Use Silver Around the World
Water Treatment , Purifications and Waste Water
Health Care Industry ( including Governments fights against Pandemic Flu / SARS or Bird Flu )
Electronics & Communications Industry
Textile & Clothing Industry
Soft Drinks Industry
Military And Government Services
Silver - based Water Treatment
"If the government added it to our drinking water instead of Fluoride we would all be far healthier!"
“The system injected 10 parts per billion of ionic silver into the drinking water distribution grid. Within 24 hours of installing the
system, the fecal coliform count (a count of microorganisms from human or animal waste, frequently accompanied by disease-
causing pathogens) was brought to zero, and it remained at zero for the next eighteen days. The silver-based disinfection
system was then taken off-line, and the fecal coliforms returned within two days. When the system was reconnected, the fecal
coliform count once more dropped to zero within 24 hours, and the count was kept at zero for the next 45 consecutive days while
the system was in operation”
““This test was very significant due to the low levels of ionic silver used in the disinfection. In the United States, the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommended the allowable levels of silver present in drinking water be set at 100 ppb,
and most of the Company’’s systems are designed to inject ionic silver well below the limit, at a rate of 60 ppb. Proving efficacy
at only 10 ppb is significant in that cost comparisons with traditional disinfectants such as chlorine become more favorable and
the initial capital outlay for end users is greatly reduced.””
According to Jeffrey Ellis, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Florida International University in Miami, the use of silver as a water
treatment by business and industry is on the rise. In the year 2000, about 5.3 million ounces of silver were used for water
treatment. In 2002 it was 6.16 million ounces. In 2004 it was 7.1 million ounces. And a projected 8.1 million ounces of silver
will be used for water disinfection purposes by 2006. Who is using all of that silver to prevent microbial contamination of
water? According to a company that provides technology for the commercial use of silver-based water purification systems, at
least some of it is being used by American soft drink bottlers! They claim that more than half of American soft drink bottling
companies now use silver to sterilize water. What’s more,the global community is now rapidly moving toward using silver as a
safe and effective treatment for drinking water worldwide. Indeed, a recent draft of a new European Union Drinking Water
Standard has removed any upper limit for silver in drinking water, following the World Health Organization’’s Guidelines for
Drinking Water Quality, which states, ““It is unnecessary to recommend any health-based guideline for silver as it is not
hazardous to human heath.””
Non-Clinical Uses of Silver
Silver-containing products are used in hospital and hotel water distribution systems to control infectious agents (e.g.,
Silver has been used to sterilize recycled water aboard the MIR space station and on the NASA space shuttle
Silver is a health additive in traditional Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic medicine.
In Mexico, supermarkets sell Microdyn, colloidal silver in gelatin, to disinfect salad vegetables and drinking water.
Johnson Chemicals (UK) uses an inorganic composite with immobilized slow-release silver as a preservative in cosmetics
In Japan, a new compound is mixed into plastics for lasting antimicrobial protection of telephone receivers, calculators, toilet
seats, and children's toys.
Metallic silver-copper containing ceramic disks, marketed as "Clean Power Plus," are sold as an alternative to laundry
Silver addition to fabrics (similar to clinical use of Ag-nylon) is proposed to reduce buildup of microbial populations and
therefore offensive smells in camping gear and clothing. While folk remedies and "snake oil" preparations are not the same,
they are coupled here as representative of applications with suspect benefit.
Over-the-counter Ag+ health food supplements are probably not effective20 and are frequently mislabeled.
Silver Used By Big Business to Make Antimicrobial Clothing
Many companies are now producing silver-based antimicrobial clothing and fabric products including shoes, socks,
sportswear, dish rags, facial towels, sleeping bags and more. This has been made possible, in part, by a company called
Noble Fiber Technologies (NFT) of Clarks Summit, PA which developed and patented a process by which nylon fused with
silver ions is woven into a variety of fabrics. The patented process is called X-Static®. Following is a brief list of new, silver-
based fabric products using the X-Static® process, currently being offered by U.S. companies, and marketed for their
antibacterial and antifungal properties. Note that the FDA and FTC apparently accept the antimicrobial claims these companies
make about their silver-based fabric products, and do not harass them. Yet the very same claims made by colloidal silver
vendors are automatic grounds for threats, fines, and even property seizures by the medical bureaucrats!
Acor Shoes – A specialty manufacturer of shoes for diabetics. Silver fiber is impregnated into these shoes to prevent foot fungus
and bacteria from growing. This is extremely important to diabetics as they are prone to serious foot infections such as
gangrene, which can result in amputation of the foot or limb if infection is allowed to set in.
Marmot – A major U.S. manufacture of outdoor equipment. Silver fiber is used by this company to prevent bacteria and fungi
from growing in their special line of down sleeping bags and cold-weather jackets, as well as cross country ski clothing, hiking
clothing and cycling Jerseys.
Spyder Gear – A major U.S. manufacturer of sports apparel. This company now weaves silver fiber into a wide variety of sports
apparel to provide sustained antibacterial and antifungal action during prolonged sporting events such as cycle races or cross
The non-clinical uses of silver appear endless, with one possible, detrimental side-effect being the lessening of its usefulness
as an antimicrobial agent.
Here is a brief excerpt from a recent Samsung press release describing this phenomenal new innovation:
New Delhi, March 4, 2005: Samsung India Electronics, a leader in consumer technology products, today announced the launch
of an entire range of “Silver Nano Health System,” home appliances. Over 55 new models of washing machines, refrigerators
and air conditioners will be available with sophisticated silver-technology that minimizes the spread of bacteria in the home.
…Samsung chose to use silver because it is a safe and healthy method of sanitizing and deodorizing surfaces that come in
contact with food and skin. “Silver Nano technology will help prevent bacteria from growing in your washing machines,
refrigerators and air conditioners,” said H. C. Ryu, Director – Sales and Marketing, Samsung South West Asia. “The interior of
Samsung refrigerators and filters of air conditioners are now coated with nano-size silver that brings anti-bacterial and
deodorization benefits, ensuring that the clothes you wear, the air you breathe and food you eat are fresh and safe for your
health and the environment,” Mr. Ryu added.
Silver Used by Goverments to Help Fight the Spread of Deadly Contagions and Bioterorism
The recent outbreaks of highly contagious drug resistant illnesses such as SARS, Avian (Bird) Flu, and other deadly pathogens,
as well as the ever-increasing threat of bio-terrorism, has spawned a new strategy for dealing with these contagions –– a new
way of thinking.
The idea is to use silver ion-based technology to reduce the spread of contagious microorganisms through continuous
decontamination of all surface areas that humans may come into contact with. In short, they are sterilizing contact surfaces by
coating or impregnating them with silver ions!
The idea of sterilizing contact surfaces is nothing new, of course. There are dozens of antiseptic cleaning products that do a very
good job at killing germs on contact. The problem is, this protection only lasts as long as the product is present on the contact
surface. Most antiseptic products used for cleaning surfaces break down quickly, and therefore must be reapplied frequently
throughout the day in order to maintain their germ-killing effect. Any surface that has been cleaned can become re-contaminated
with dangerous microbes within a very short period of time if the antiseptic cleaning product is not re-applied over and over
again throughout the day. Microbes can be carried to contact surfaces on something as innocuous as a small breeze from a
person walking by……or a sneeze or cough that sends billions of microbes into the air in a room. It is for this very reason that
hospitals have large full-time cleaning crews that are constantly cleaning and sterilizing doorknobs, counter tops, floors etc. Yet
hospitals are nevertheless among the most contaminated public buildings in the world. Microbes such as the deadly
staphylococcus (staph), have made hospitals their favorite stomping grounds. In short, hospitals have been fighting a losing
battle for years.
Former CIA microbiologist, Larry Harris, stated that silver is known to be effective against multiple disease-causing
pathogenic microorganisms, including anthrax, diphtheria, influenza, whooping cough, and typhoid. In fact, it appears to be
nature's most powerful antibiotic.
According to experts, no microorganism ever tested has been able to stay alive for more than six minutes when exposed directly
to colloidal silver. It is also recognized as one of the most potent antidotes for food poisoning.
It has been recognized that silver disables the specific enzyme that many forms of bacteria, viruses and fungi utilize for their
metabolism. When silver nears a virus, fungi, bacterium or any single-celled microbe it is effective against, it disables the
oxygen-metabolism enzyme. This destroys the microbe's ability to “breath” and within a few minutes, the pathogen suffocates
and dies. The dead germ and its toxins are then cleared out of the body by the immune, lymphatic and elimination systems. It is
not exactly clear how silver disrupts the enzymes in these single celled animals, but it is believed that the silver's natural
positive electrical charge is influential. This is why colloidal silver is the absolute best form of silver for fighting infection and
related infectious diseases.
Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, which destroy beneficial bodily enzymes, colloidal silver leaves our bodies tissue and cell
enzymes intact, as they are different than enzymes found in single celled pathogens. Thus colloidal silver is generally
considered safe for humans, pets, plants and all multi-celled living matter. Some health care professionals believe silver may
be linked to the proper functioning of our immune system and that people with inadequate intakes of silver may be more prone
“The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open
mind.”-- Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus”Physician, heal thyself.”-- Luke 4:23This doctor recommended, clinically tested colloidal
silver has been successfully used in African hospitals to treat malaria, cholera, AIDS, flu, MRSA (methicillin resistant
staphylococcus aureaus), hepatitis, respiratory infections (pneumonia, bronchitis), tuberculosis, gonorrhea, sinus infections,
food poisoning, vaginitis, staph and strep infections, thrush, burns, wounds, skin infections, diaper rash ... and the list goes on
The headlines are not good:
Pandemic Is Inevitable, Govt. Officials Say Nov. 2, 2005 --
ABC News Online Scientists Warn of Possibility of Drug-Resistant Avian Flu 11 October, 2005
Channel News Asia Bush Plan Shows U.S. Is Not Ready for Deadly Flu October 8, 2005
New York TimesU.S. Plans for Scenario of 1.9 Million Flu Deaths October 9, 2005
Los Angeles Times - The newspaper headlines and television news broadcasts are filled with constant reminders that there
are viral, bacterial and fungal threats for which medical science has no effective treatment. People are dying daily, in alarming
numbers around the world, from diseases that resist all currently available antibiotics. Diseases that used to succumb to
antibiotics have mutated into new forms that are now resistant to traditional treatment. They are even rampant in our hospitals.
Flood-damaged New Orleans HospitalsTo Be Closed Wed Oct 5 2005, 4:23 PM ET
Yahoo NewsGulf Wracked By Katrina's Latest Legacy Disease, Poisons, Mold National Geographic News --September 30, 2005
Natural disasters, hurricanes and earthquakes, are on the increase as our planet reacts to environmental changes wrought by
global warming, pollution and other factors. After such recent catastrophic events as hurricanes Katrina and Rita, we saw the
complete collapse of all municipal services and health care. With sewage disposal, power and fresh water supplies off line, the
potential for epidemic outbreaks rises exponentially.Is America Ready For Bio-Terrorism?CBS News --Feb. 7, 2003
Rural America Vulnerable to Bioterrorism and Natural Disaster Threats 22 Mar, 2005 Medical News Today The probability of an
act of bio-terrorism, involving a manufactured viral or bacterial pathogen, looms larger everyday. It is virtually impossible for the
authorities to plan an effective defense against all of the known infectious agents that might possibly be used in such an attack...
let alone those new genetically modified pathogens created in a clandestine laboratory.As the Katrina disaster in New Orleans
graphically demonstrated; when the system breaks...you are on your own.
Bird Flu :
(NewsTarget) Subway and train stations in London and other parts of the UK are considering using a powerful, non-toxic
colloidal silver disinfectant spray to help fend off the spread of the flu virus this winter after Hong Kong subways recently
announced its use of the spray.The MTR company revealed this morning its plan to use nano silver-titanium dioxide coating
(NSTDC) spray on most surfaces on the Hong Kong metro rail system. Roughly 2.5 million commuters ride the Hong Kong rail
system every day, and can easily spread colds and the flu through common surfaces.The NSTDC disinfectant spray has been
certified as effective at killing wide ranges of bacteria, mold and viruses, including the H1N1 virus.”
Modern Colloidal Silver applications Silver has been used for generations in goblets, silverware, and other food areas
because of the belief that it inhibits diseases. In more recent times, the former Soviet Union used silver to sterilize recycled
water on their space shuttles. Many international airlines use silver water filters to ensure safe drinking water for passengers.
The Swiss have approved use of these filters in homes and offices. Some US city municipalities use silver in treatment of
sewage and is sometimes used to purify swimming pool water to avoid the stinging of the eyes that chlorine causes. CS also
purifies drinking water. Silver has become the latest agent in the fight against airborne toxins, as well other industrial poisons,
in the Japanese work place.
Silver was found effective against - Germs, Bacteria, infections, parasites, giardia, viruses, fungus and pathogens including:
Allergies, Acne, Antrax, Athlete's foot, Bladder infections, Inflammation, Blood Parasites, Blood-Poison, Boils, Burns, Candide
Yeast Infection, Chilblains, Cholera, Conjunctivitis, Cold Sores, Colitis, Cyst-isis, Dermatitis, Diabetes caused by infection,
Diphtheria, Diarrhea, Dermatitis, Dysentery, Eczema, Fibrosities, Gangrene, Gonorrhea, Herpes, HIV Virus, Impetigo,
Influenza, Indigestion, Intestinal Infections, Kreatitis, Leprosy, Leukemia, Lupus, Lymphangitis, Lyme Disease, Malaria,
Meningitis, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurasthenic, Parasitic Infections (oral and fungal), Pneumonia, Pleurisy, Prostatitis, Priritis
Ani, Psoriasis, Purulence, Ophthalmia, Rhinitis, Rheumatism, Ring-worm, Rosacea, Scarlet Fever, Septic Conditions of the
eyes, ears, mouth and throat, Sevorrhes, Shingles, Sinus Infections, Staph Infections, Strep Infections, Stomach Ulcer, Syphilis
, Thyroid, Tonsillitis, Toxemia, Trachoma, Trench-Foot, Tuberculosis, Ulcers, All forms of Virus, Warts, Whooping Cough and
The following is a partial list of the more than 650 diseases that Silver has been used successfully against:
acne, acne rosacea, AIDS (Ref-2), allergies, appendicitis, arthritis, athlete's foot, tuberculosis, bladder inflammation, blood
parasites (cause gray hair), blood poisoning, boils, bubonic plague, burns, cancer (Ref-7,8), candida , chilblains, cholera, colitis
, conjunctivitis, cystitis, diabetes (Ref-1), dysentery, eczema, fibrositis, gastritis, gonorrhea, hay fever, herpes, impetigo,
indigestion, keratitis, leprosy, leukemia, lupus, lymphangitis, lyme disease, malaria, meningitis, neurasthenia, parasitic
infections both viral and fungal, pneumonia, pleurisy, prostate, pruritus ani, psoriasis, purulent ophthalmia, rhinitis,
rheumatism, ringworm, scarlet fever, septic conditions of the eyes, ears, mouth and throat, seborrhea, septicemia, shingles,
skin cancer, staph infections, strep infections, syphilis, thyroid, tonsillitis, toxemia, trachoma, trenchfoot, dermatitis, all forms of
virus, warts, whooping cough, yeast infection , stomach ulcer, and also canine parvovirus and other veterinary uses. Also in
all bacterial, fungal and viral attacks on plants. Simply spray diluted Silver on the leaves and add to soil water. (Ref-
Dr.Henry Crooks (Use of Colloids in Health-Disease) found that silver in the colloidal state is highly germicidal, quite harmless
to humans and absolutely non-toxic. From his bacteriological experiments with silver he concluded, “I know of no microbe that
is not killed in laboratory experiments in six minutes”. Brooks Bradley reported: “Several years ago we conducted some rather
extensive evaluations of various protocols promising effective results against various pathogenic agents which cause “food
poisoning”. The one protocol, effective against ALL agents evaluated, was colloidal silver. A 5 ppm solution proved effective
against all pathogens tested; yielding complete control within 6 to 8 minutes.....regardless of concentration of the pathogenic
agent. Control was effected in some solutions as weak as one part of 5 ppm CS,to 50,000 parts contaminated solution. Among
the many agents tested were botulinum, campyobacter, salmonella and listeria (bacterial agents); and norwalklike viruses and
hepatitus A (viral agents). Although we did not conduct researches involving the marine form of vibrio vulnificus, generally
regarded as the most toxic of food poisons, a facility associated with us---did. Their results, using colloidal silver at 5 ppm,
paralleled those of ours....on the pathogens we evaluated.”
Dr. Becker's experiments conclude that silver works on the full spectrum of pathogens without any side effects or damage to any
part of the body. He also states that the silver was doing something more than killing disease organisms, It was also causing
major growth stimulation of injured tissues. Burn patients and elderly patients noticed more rapid healing. He discovered that
cancer cells change back to normal cells in the presence of electrically generated colloidal silver. All strains of pathogens he
tested, even those resistant to antibiotics, were killed by colloidal silver.”Colloidal silver appears to be one of the greatest
discoveries in natural preventive health care of all time. When properly prepared, colloidal silver is a completely non-toxic,
tasteless, internally and externally applicable, broad-spectrum germ fighter and disinfectant, which can significantly reduce the
length and severity of many viral and bacterial infections. “Zane Baranowski's Colloidal Silver: the Natural Antibiotic.Correlations
Between CFS and AIDS IN.R. Thompson, Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry, Volume 5, chapter 28, Pergamon Press,
Elmsford, New York, 1973.R.A. Kehoe et al, J. Nutr. 19.579,1940.I.H. Tipton et al, Health Physics 12.1683, 1966.Further
indication is that these bacteria cannot develop a resistance to silver, as they do with antibiotics, because silver attacks their
food source, rather than them directly.
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Disclaimer: This article on Colloidal Silver has been written and presented strictly for informational and educational purposes only. ... The information
conveyed herein is based on pharmacological and other records both ancient and modern. ... No claims whatsoever as to any specific benefits
accruing from the use of Silver