Silver-Coated Doctor’s Face Masks Kill Germs
It’s becoming more and more popular to wear disposable doctor’s face masks (aka surgical masks, or particulate respirators) when going out into the crowded public during cold and flu season, or during allergy season, or even when air pollution is high.
But there’s one small problem with these disposable face masks, and that’s that they’re generally not antimicrobial. They don’t kill the germs that get trapped on the mask. And that can leave the mask wearer exposed to a potentially nasty infection.
However…brand new clinical research reveals there’s a simple solution to the problem, and that solution, of course, is SILVER. Here’s the story no one else is talking about…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
According to a new clinical study, “excellent real-time antimicrobial effects” can be achieved when the fabric of a doctor’s face mask (i.e., also known as a surgical mask, or particulate respirator) is embedded with silver nanoparticles.
That’s great news for anyone who wears such disposable face masks, for example, when allergy season is in full bloom, or when excessive air pollution is present, or when you’re going out into public during cold and flu season and everyone around you is coughing like crazy, and you don’t want to catch a nasty bug.
Many people also wear such disposable face masks when flying on crowded airliners, or when visiting hospitals. I recently saw several people in a local casino sitting at the slot machines while wearing such masks, apparently to help filter out cigarette smoke.
As you know, doctor’s face masks are generally worn to help filter out tiny airborne particulates so they’re not breathed in. They work for everything from germs to allergens to dust to man-made pollutants to microscopic airborne bodily fluids from people’s coughs.
But one thing most doctor’s face masks have in common is that while they’re great for keeping the wearer from breathing in unwanted germs or other particulates, the fabric of these masks have no antimicrobial qualities whatsoever.
This means germs can get stuck in the fabric of the mask itself, colonize that fabric and potentially be spread from there by touching the mask with one’s hands and then touching other body parts such as the eyes or ears. Or, pathogens caught in the fabric of the mask can work their way through the mask’s layers and ultimately be breathed in.
Silver Makes the Difference
But a brand new clinical study demonstrates that when the fabric in a doctor’s facemask is embedded with silver nanoparticles, pathogenic microbes are easily killed and therefore pose no further threat of infection to person wearing the mask.
In the study abstract, the researchers explain they discovered that “…nanosilver functionalized fabrics could effectively inhibit the growth of two model bacterial strains (i.e., Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa).”
Of course, doctors know that the Staph pathogen and the Pseudomonas pathogen are two of today’s most problematic (and potentially deadly) pathogens. So it naturally follows that if the nanosilver kills these two stubborn bugs, it will kill other problematic pathogens as well.
(For more information on silver’s ability to decimate disease-causing superbugs, see Colloidal Silver Vanquishes Drug-Resistant Superbugs and Colloidal Silver v/s the Superbugs.)
The researchers went on to state that “The coating of silver nanoparticles would not affect the main function of particulate respirators (i.e., filtration of fine air-borne particles).” In other words, coating the fabric of the mask with silver particles didn’t clog the mask up, or prevent it from effectively filtering tiny airborne particles.
The researchers concluded:
What this means is that wearers of such face masks can now enjoy not only filtration protection from particulates (i.e., germs, allergens, dust, smoke, pollution) but also profound antimicrobial protection.
Germs and other pathogens caught in the fabric of the face masks can now be killed before they’re able to spread, thanks to the powerful infection-fighting properties of silver!
The Bad News: Hard to Get
Unfortunately, while silver-impregnated doctor’s face masks are widely available throughout Asia, India and much of Europe, they’re very difficult to find in the U.S.
That’s probably because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has bowed to pressure from radical environmental groups who want antimicrobial silver to be regulated as a “pesticide” and banned from use. (See Green Groups Suing EPA Again to Ban Nanosilver Products.)
It’s some of these same radical environmental groups and who have been caught taking millions of dollars worth of “donations” from “charitable foundations” set up by big drug companies who traditionally hate antimicrobial silver and wish to have it banned from public use.
As a result of this pressure from the radical environmental groups, the EPA has placed severe restrictions on the manufacture of products containing antimicrobial silver – so severe, in fact, that only a small handful of consumer goods products utilizing antimicrobial silver have been allowed to come to market over the past eight years since the EPA was pressured by environmental groups to get involved. (See How Environmentalists Are Destroying the Market for Antimicrobial Silver.)
And even in the rare instances in which you might be able to find disposable doctor’s face masks with antimicrobial silver embedded into the fabric, they’re generally overly-priced to boot. Instead of costing $8 or $10 for a box of 50 disposable masks (i.e., under 20 cents per mask), the same masks featuring silver-impregnated fabric might run a couple of dollars apiece (i.e., $39.95 for a box of 20, for example).
The Good News:
You Can Make Your Own
But here’s the truly good news:
If you can’t find silver-impregnated antimicrobial face masks at a price you can afford, you can always make your own for just pennies simply by buying some inexpensive disposable face masks and spraying them lightly with colloidal silver just before you need to wear them.
Allow them to air dry after spraying -- and voila! – you’ll be able to enjoy the infection-fighting protection of silver in your face mask without the exorbitant cost.
Most experts recommend face masks that meet the NIOSH N95 filtration standard, which basically means that mask filters out at least 95% or more of particulates down to 0.3 microns in diameter.
If NIOSH certified N95 masks can’t be found, make sure the mask is “medical grade” and has a BFE (bacterial filtration efficiency rating) of at least 95% or more and a PFE (particulate efficiency rating) of at least 95% or more.
Such face masks can generally be found on Amazon, or through other online sources.
The bottom line is that you can easily and inexpensively add antimicrobial silver to your face mask simply by using a pump spray bottle to spray it lightly with some colloidal silver, and allow it to air dry before use.
This is just another of the myriad of health-enhancing (and potentially life-saving) “underground” uses for colloidal silver that most people simply don’t know about. But now, you do!
To learn more unusual and astonishingly helpful uses for colloidal silver, see:
One Final Important Thought…
If you’re new to colloidal silver usage and are wondering where to buy it, it’s important to know that you can find it in just about any well-stocked health food store in America. But it can be extremely expensive.
In fact, because it works so well against numerous forms of infection and disease, colloidal silver has the highest price mark-up of any nutritional supplement in existence.
The amount of actual silver in a four-ounce bottle of colloidal silver is about five to 12 cents worth. (Yes, I said five to twelve cents.) Yet the manufacturers mark that up about 60,000%, charging a whopping $20 or $30 per bottle.
People are willing to pay through the nose for colloidal silver at health food stores because it heals infections and prevents the spread of germs and disease faster and better than anything else on the planet. And because it’s safe and completely natural, to boot!
So, commercially speaking, the retail price of colloidal silver at health food stores reflects its value to the consumer far more so than its true cost to produce.
But here’s the good news:
With a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you can make your own safe, pure, high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver for about 36 cents a quart!
Compared to typical health food store prices of $20 to $30 for a tiny 4-oz. bottle, the very first one-quart batch you make literally pays for the entire cost of your new generator!
Do you know of any other health product that literally pays for itself the very first time you use it? The savings are absolutely astonishing!
As Close to FREE Colloidal Silver
As You Can Come, For the Rest of Your Life
In fact, by making your own high-quality colloidal silver with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you’ll be as close to having FREE colloidal silver as you can get, and for the rest of your life!
You'll never have to pay those exorbitant health food store prices again!
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· It pays for itself after your very first batch - your total cost to make your first quart is about 36 cents, compared to the $240 you'd pay at a health food store if you bought an equivalent amount (i.e., eight of those little 4-ounce bottles they normally sell for $30 apiece)!
· Safe, simple to operate...No special skills needed…You just set the handy timer, plug it in, walk away, and three hours later you have a perfect batch of therapeutic quality micro-particle colloidal silver…every time! Here’s a short pictorial demonstrating how astonishingly easy it is to use a new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge.
· Produces uncommonly small silver micro-particles as low as .8 nm. That's a fraction of a single nanometer. Compare that to health food store colloidal silver which can contain silver particles as large as 200 nm (or even larger), and you'll see why micro-particle colloidal silver is the very best there is! Smaller particles mean your body can absorb and utilize up to 99% of the colloidal silver you take, compared to maybe 40% or 50% with many health food store brands!
· Runs on standard household electricity, but uses less power than a tiny Christmas tree bulb - you won't even see a blip on your electric bill!
· Produces uniform, crystal clear batches every single time that store for months, or even years, without losing potency!
· Cannot produce silver chloride or unsafe substances - you get pure, therapeutic-quality micro-particle colloidal silver every time!
Just read through some of the testimonials below to see for yourself how you'll save literally thousands of dollars per year by making your own colloidal silver with your brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge!
Here’s what one customer recently wrote to tell us:
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"Owning a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator
from The Silver Edge has given us the luxury of being able to use high-quality
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Best of all, the machine is very easy to use, and easy to
store. I was concerned about ease-of-use, but my fears were unfounded. After I
got mine and used it, I immediately bought one and sent it to my 83 year old
mom, and she uses it regularly as well.
Now that I have a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator,
I can use colloidal silver for everything -- disinfecting the kitchen sinks,
countertops, and the cutting board…spraying the toilet bowls, and the bathroom
countertops and sinks… spraying it on my toothbrush to prevent bacterial
growth…rinsing my mouth with it to prevent cavities and gum disease…you name
I even put it in the laundry rinse cycle when I do my
linens, towels and kitchen rags, so I don't have to wash them as frequently. It
really keeps them fresh, and there's never any mold or mildew anywhere in our
I also put some in the cat's water bowl each day, and the dog's too. We
use it in the bathtub for skin problems. And
of course we drink it when our tummies are queasy, or when we feel a cold or
flu coming on. We also
gargle with it in order to get rid of sore throats, and sniff it up our noses
to get rid of sinus problems.
My husband even sprays it on his hair in the mornings, and has completely eliminated his lifelong dandruff problem. And he sprays a little bit in his eyes from time to time, and now has no more recurrent problems with sties.
-- K. Sullivan, NM
And here’s what another happy customer wrote to say about the tremendous savings she’s achieved by no longer having to purchase her colloidal silver through health food stores:
"We’ve Saved Thousands of Dollars A Year Thanks to Your Colloidal Silver Generator!"
"We make a quart of colloidal silver at least once a week with the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from the Silver Edge.
I finally sat down and figured out how much this machine has been saving us. By making our own colloidal silver we've saved $11,503.20 this year alone, compared to the cost of colloidal silver at our local health food store.
The cost for colloidal silver at our local health food store is $30 for a tiny four-ounce bottle. But with my Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, I can make eight times that amount (i.e., a full quart) for about 35 cents total cost.
If I were to purchase a quart of colloidal silver at the health food store, which would be eight of those tiny, four-ounce bottles, the cost would be a whopping $240 (i.e., 8 x $30 = $240) compared to the 35 cents I now spend to make a full quart!
Here’s the breakdown of our costs to make a full quart of colloidal silver with our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator:
It costs us about a dollar for a gallon of steam-distilled water at Walmart. So a quart of the steam-distilled water costs about 25 cents.
And I estimate we use maybe a nickel's worth of electricity and maybe another nickel’s worth of silver from the silver rods for every one-quart batch of colloidal silver we make. So that’s 35 cents a quart, all told, for each quart of micro-particle colloidal silver we make!
And frankly, considering how long the .999 fine silver rods have lasted (over a year and a half, so far, for the most recent set), I think it’s probably even cheaper than that. But it’s the lifetime savings we’ve experienced that’s just mind-boggling to me.
For example, we've had our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver unit for nearly five years now. And as I mentioned we make one quart per week, and we spend about 35 cents a week on making colloidal silver.
This means we save about $239.65 a week by not having to purchase a quart’s worth of colloidal silver at our local health food store.
So do the math: In just one month, the savings is $958.60…in one year, the savings is $11,503.20…and in five years we’ve saved approximately $57,516.00!
When you put pencil to paper and figure it out, it definitely takes you by surprise. You just think "No way. I must have multiplied that wrong."
But it's true. The savings is legitimately well over $11,000 a year over health food store prices for colloidal silver, if you make and use a quart of colloidal silver a week like we do!
And we reap that incredible savings from the very reasonable $250 investment we made in purchasing our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator.
In their advertising literature, the company says the unit completely pays for itself after your first couple of one-quart batches. But really, that’s quite an understatement when you realize the true extent of your savings!
Of course, once you start making your own colloidal silver with a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, you don't really think about how much you're saving compared to health food store prices, because it just becomes a normal part of your everyday life. But the savings is nevertheless astonishing when you reflect on it.
What's especially nice is being able to produce a significantly higher-quality colloidal silver than what's generally available to the public through health food stores, especially at such a tiny, tiny fraction of the cost."
The Bottom Line...
With a high-quality Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you'll never again have to pay exorbitant health food store or internet vendor prices for high-quality colloidal silver!
Indeed, your first batch or two will completely pay for the entire cost of your generator, compared to health food store prices!
What's more, you'll be able to give colloidal silver away FREE to family members, friends and neighbors, because you'll be making it -- literally -- for only a few pennies per batch!
Simply click on this link to learn more about this phenomenal new breakthrough in colloidal silver-making technology, including our current, time-limited, money-saving offers that can save you up to $100 if you act quickly and decisively!
Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another great article on colloidal silver….
Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,
Steve Barwick, author
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