Nano-Silver's Threat to Public Health
Today, hundreds of consumer products incorporating nanomaterials are on the market.
Many of these contain nano-silver. This new report from Friends of the Earth highlights
the potential environmental and human health risks associated with this new technology.
Silver is known as a potent antibacterial agent, but in recent years the use
of silver as a germ killer has experienced a dramatic revival. When produced
at the nano level, silver become exponentially more potent. Nano-silver can
be found lining cups, bowls and cutting boards, soaps and menstrual pads, children’s
toys, infant products and health supplements.
Ian Illuminato from Friends of the Earth talks about the dangers of nano-silver
and how we can empower ourselves as consumers and citizens to protect ourselves.
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