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OK - I finally looked:
"Although silver itself is not considered toxic, most of its salts are poisonous, due to the anions involved. Exposure to silver (metal and soluble compounds) should not exceed 0.01 mg/M3 (8 hour time-weighted average for a 40 hour week). Silver compounds can be absorbed into the circulatory system, with deposition of reduced silver in body tissues. This may result in argyria, which is characterized by a greyish pigmentation of the skin and mucous membranes. Silver is germicidal and may be used to kill many lower organisms without harm to higher organisms." - copied from ABOUT.com
I knew that silver drangees were off the market for quite a while (I like them and had looked for them) and are still not available in CA. I also had understood that silver had been pounded into a foil in India for centuries to wrap medicines.
From Wikipedia: "A 2012 systematic review reported that topical silver showed significantly worse healing time compared to controls and showed no evidence of effectiveness in preventing wounds infection.[13] A 2010 Cochrane systematic review concluded that "There is insufficient evidence to establish whether silver-containing dressings or topical agents promote wound healing or prevent wound infection".[4]"
However - it helped me heal when nothing else was effective.

A/L
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