This page provides highlights of the peer-reviewed scientific literature, providing quick-reference summaries when looking for specific focused content or prompt access to the best articles we’ve found from over 700 articles compiled.

Our publications library offers to our members one of the world’s most expansive and comprehensive databases of compiled literature focusing on silver, copper, gold and other metals. This database contains over 750 publications, and it represents centuries of study and enquiry, immeasurable hours and effort to understand every aspect of these metals and the roles they can play in health and sanitation, in science and industry, and countless other aspects of our lives.

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These articles are provided for educational and research purposes only and focus on the scientific literature for silver and silver nanoparticles, not specifically on silver hydrosol.

We recognize that health care practitioners, under the Law of Practice of Medicine, may wish to broaden their understanding of the potential uses of silver in medicine, while following the principal precepts of bioethics in medicine: First, Do No Harm.

21 U.S. Code § 396 – Practice of medicine

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit or interfere with the authority of a health care practitioner to prescribe or administer any legally marketed device to a patient for any condition or disease within a legitimate health care practitioner-patient relationship. This section shall not limit any existing authority of the Secretary to establish and enforce restrictions on the sale or distribution, or in the labeling, of a device that are part of a determination of substantial equivalence, established as a condition of approval, or promulgated through regulations. Further, this section shall not change any existing prohibition on the promotion of unapproved uses of legally marketed devices.

(June 25, 1938, ch. 675, § 1006, formerly § 906, as added Pub. L. 105–115, title II, § 214, Nov. 21, 1997, 111 Stat. 2348; renumbered § 1006, Pub. L. 111–31, div. A, title I, § 101(b)(2), June 22, 2009, 123 Stat. 1784.)

Source: (last accessed 03/15/2018)

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