Other Silver uses....finally

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  1. Cind3r

    Cind3r Active Member Silver Stacker

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    I saw a video posted here a while ago about the antimicrobial effects of copper and got a bit disappointed that i have not seen a range of consumer products to back it up..........UNTIL NOW

    I got this today :)

    Silver BandAid rez.jpg

    Antimicrobial Copper:
     
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    Cind3r Active Member Silver Stacker

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    oh and before the trolls get on i am well aware that these products may have been out for a while but i have not seen any silver products in my weekly family groceries shopping experiences.
     
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    i remember getting a pack of those silver bandaids over 8 years ago. Though betadine with a normal bandaid would be much more effective.

    From my understanding copper is a much more effective Antimicrobial then silver. I remember reading that silver ions are only effective when the surface is wet, while copper if extremely effective dry.
     
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    leo25 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    "Edwin Smith" is a strange name for an ancient Egyptian:)
     
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    leo25 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Smith_Papyrus
     
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    The silver bandage would work very well on babies and small kids.
     
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    I think the silver content in medical stuff is pretty miniscule, but having my day job in medical, I can definitely echo that there are many silver foams, creams, alginates, bandages, etc which contain it (both by Rx and other ones sold over-the-counter). It is mostly a wound care type of application. There are some preventative aspects too, such as putting silver in filters and coatings which can resist bacteria better.

    ...any use of silver is interesting, but ever since film/flash photography has gone out of style, the major silver industrial use right now is electronics, solar panels, and satellites.

    There are dozens of industrial silver applications in all kinds of industries that use at least trace amounts, though. It is pretty much second only to petroleum as far as versatility in manufacturing industry :)
     
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    Ipv6Ready Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Mercury is rarer than silver and it cost $1.70 per 100gram.
    How over valued is silver
     
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    Humpback whales are rarer than French bulldogs also. What's your point? (besides diverting quality discussion threads)
     
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    Ipv6Ready Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    On this one you do have a point about diverting the thread. But the I’m highlighting that use of silver in industry don’t dent the amount of silver available.
     
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    We used a cream called silver sulphurdiazine (SSD) in the treatment of burns back in the 70’s.
    It was very helpful in healing some kinds of burns and was thought to have some kind of antibacterial effect back then. We were asked to be sparing withnit as it was expensive.
     
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    That cream (spelled silver sulfadiazine, or SSD) is still the main thing used for burns and many open wounds... moderately expensive, but not too bad.

    Some of the newer products (foams, dressings, etc) containing silver are fairly spendy.
     
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    very interesting, so after i posted this all my google searches are now showing things with silver in them.....geeeezzzzz google i have only been googeing this stuff for the past 6 years. anyway i found a soap bar. ill keep hunting for items, i want to find lots of general products that use silver for my doomsday prep kit.

    https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/cor-silver-soap.html
     
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    Why is there nothing here about the new silver automobile cataylist. Ford is already using nit in some models.
     
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    Jislizard Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    There was talk about having silver pyjamas for hospital patients to cut down the risk of hospital acquired infections but i am guessing that was going to be far too expensive to implement.

    I occasionally see Kickstarters for silver socks and boxer shorts but nothing mainstream.
     

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