Resistance to silver?
A lot of people rely on silver in treating serious illness. I have used it occasionally myself, but I wonder if we could be overdoing it.
says that some microorganisms develop resistance to silver. I wonder if they develop resistance or if some organisms have always been unfazed by silver.
Other articles on the above site seem to implicate nano silver in this resistance and even promote silver and copper films on surfaces to decrease hospital infections. This last idea was in a ten year old article while the notion of silver resistance seems considerably more recent.
On the one hand, it seems that silver has stood the test of time as a potent antimicrobial, but on the other, I can see the concern in using silver in everything from socks to toothpaste. It seems like the same old approach that gave us antibacterial everything a few years ago. We know that sterility doesn't equal health.
By the way, all this cogitating on my part came about because my husband mentioned that he carries a silver coin in his pocket. He ends up touching it frequently throughout the course of his day and feels that it may cut down on illness.
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