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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.

Run time: 3.03 mins

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