Nanosilver in healthcare – does the silver bullet exist? - Nanopinion - ECHA

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Silver is a potent antimicrobial agent and has been used throughout history for its useful properties. Evidence suggests that civilizations have been using silver since at least 3000 BCE, where ancient Persians and Egyptians used it to keep their water clean and safe; during the 19th century, silver was medically applied in treatments for eyes and skin ulcers. As a nanomaterial, silver is even more potent at killing microorganisms – but how beneficial are these properties in clinical settings and what are the risks involved?



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