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Update on EPA Petition to Regulate Silver as a "Pesticide"

First, I want to give a great big hearty "thanks!" to everyone who participated in the campaign to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating products containing silver nano-particles as "pesticides."

As you already know if you've been following this blog since January, a coalition of radical environmental groups essentially sued the EPA in an attempt to force the agency into more heavily regulating all products containing silver nano-particles -- including dietary colloidal silver products.

They claimed these products have such powerful antimicrobial qualities that they actually constitute a grave danger to the environment, and must be regulated as "toxic pesticides."

This onerous new regulatory oversight would, in essence, put most colloidal silver companies out of business, because they would be unable to afford the costs of the required environmental impact reports and the consequent ongoing regulatory financial burdens.

It later turned out that the radical environmental groups behind the petition have been funded for years by major drug companies such as Merck and others, whose annual multi-billion dollar income depends in large part upon their sales of prescription antibiotic drugs.

The big drug companies have opposed the use of silver for years, because its broad-spectrum antibiotic qualities pose a distinct threat to their monopoly on prescription antibiotic drugs.

Hence, it appears clear that the major drug companies have been behind the petition to regulate silver as a "pesticide" all along, and that the radical environmental groups that filed the petition have been acting as their paid shills.

What's more, in the closing days of the campaign the radical environmental groups began promoting what they called a "major new study" demonstrating that silver nano-particles -- including colloidal silver -- cause harm to cells, and therefore products containing silver nano-particles need to be more heavily regulated.

Upon closer inspection however, it was discovered that a very small and practically unknown Chinese group was behind the study, and that it too was in cahoots with two major pharmaceutical companies. Stunningly, when the study was examined, all it demonstrated is the fact that very small particles of silver are harmful to e. coli bacteria!

In short, we have faced a number or dirty tricks by the radical environmentalists during the course of this campaign. Nevertheless, thanks to you, the EPA was inundated with public comments against the petition.

And while the radical environmental groups were able to tap their global membership bases in order to garner an incredible level of support on behalf of their petition (i.e., mostly by deceiving their members into believing that silver particles somehow pose a grave threat to the environment), your participation in this campaign played a large part in making sure the EPA got to hear the other side of the story before making their final decision on the matter.

Where Things Stand Now

At present, we have a phone call in to the office of the Administrator of the EPA, asking them for an update on the petition. We expect to hear back from them within 24 to 48 hours.

Now that the public comments period is over (as of March 20th) we are trying to find out from the EPA which way they are leaning in regards to accepting or rejecting the petition. At the very least, we want to know what kind of time-frame to expect in regards to when EPA will issue their final ruling on the petition.

Traditionally, bureaucracies like the EPA are slow-moving, and can take anywhere from several weeks to several months to analyze the results of public comments, to study the issue further, to consult with leaders on both sides of the issue, and to form a ruling on it.

You can rest assured that we will keep you fully updated in the pages of this blog as new information becomes available. So do be sure to check back frequently for updates. In the meantime, we will continue to post additional information on the many helpful and beneficial uses of colloidal silver. (See our list of archived articles in the right hand column.)

Email Updates

If you would like to be notified by email whenever new information on this particular issue becomes available, please go to http://www.thesilveredge.com/ and click the link in the upper left-hand corner of the home page that says "Click here to get your FREE colloidal silver dosage report and newsletter."

That link will open up a dialogue box that will allow you to add yourself to the email list of The Silver Edge, a company which sells high-quality colloidal silver generators as well as unique nutritional supplements, and which I am closely associated with as their "resident colloidal silver advocate."

The good folks at The Silver Edge have agreed to email any updates from us on the EPA issue to their entire customer mailing list. That is the quickest and easiest way for you to be notified when new information comes to light.

(By the way, you can unsubscribe from their email list at any time, simply by clicking the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of any email you receive from them. So you don't have to worry about being perpetually spammed. Also, your email contact information is held in strictest confidence and privacy; The Silver Edge will never rent, sell or otherwise give out your email address once you sign up to receive email notifications from them.)

Will Colloidal Silver Be Banned?

Products containing silver nano-particles -- including dietary colloidal silver products -- have been the target of the petition from the beginning. This, as evidenced by the fact that the radical environmental groups behind the petition included a special addendum naming 300 different products containing silver nano-particles as being in need of "investigation and regulation," including the top three brands of colloidal silver on the market today as well as many lesser-known brands.

When we contacted the main attorney for these environmental groups to inquire why their petition to regulate silver nano-particles as "pesticides" included the names of dietary colloidal silver products, he replied that any product containing small nano-particles of silver for antimicrobial purposes was in need of immediate investigation and regulation.

What's more, the environmental groups have repeatedly demanded that the EPA remove all nano-silver products from the market, while the potential impact of those products on the environment are investigated.

In other words, they are calling for a de facto ban on colloidal silver and other nano-silver products, until it can be proven to their satisfaction that these products won't somehow "harm the environment."

Your Best Solution

Your best solution at this point is to purchase a high-quality colloidal silver generator.

That way, even if the EPA ultimately drives colloidal silver vendors out of business through the proposed onerous new regulations, you'll nevertheless be able to make all of the safe, pure, natural colloidal silver your family could ever need, in the comfort and privacy of your own home, for only pennies per batch, and there is not a darn thing the bureaucrats can do about it.

They key, of course, is to get a generator now, while they are still legally available.

We strongly recommend the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from our good friends at The Silver Edge. You can learn more about their new unit at http://www.microparticlegenerator.com/.

“I'm often asked which colloidal silver generator I recommend. Hands down, I recommend the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from my friend Steve Barwick at Silver Edge…I've touted the benefits of pure micro-particle colloidal silver for years to anyone that would listen. Frankly, it's the best way I know to quickly heal cuts, scrapes, sores and burns... treat a host of common illnesses such as colds, flus and sore throats... as well as kill nasty germs on cutting boards, kitchen counters, tooth brushes and even your pet's water bowl. But most importantly is how it can protect you from the deadly pathogen MRSA that has become resistant to almost all known prescription antibiotics. Having a colloidal silver generator as part of your first aid kit just makes sense... especially if you ever find yourself in an emergency with no access to a doctor or hospital.”

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"Thanks for all your brilliant work to educate people about colloidal silver. It is one of nature’s wonders that helps keep us well."

-- Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby, M.D., MBChB, PhD, author Cancer Research Secrets, Complete Parasites Handbook, and Survive Without Antibiotics




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-- Dr. Kathleen Olsson Nelson, RN, BA, MA, PhD, PhD, FSNPM, FCH., Clinical Psychologist and Nutritional Consultant




“The bottom line is that for colloidal silver to effectively fight pathogens, you must use micro-particle silver rather than conventional colloidal silver or silver protein products… You can actually make your own micro-particle colloidal silver in your own home. In fact, there’s one colloidal silver generator on the market today -- the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from a company called The Silver Edge -- that will make colloidal silver with such uncommonly small silver particles, it requires a multi-million dollar Transmission Electron Microscope operating at 175,000x magnification just to see them. This generator allows you to make the most powerful, and highly bioavailable form of colloidal silver right in your own home. And you can make it for pennies…Having a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator on hand allows you to protect your entire family – and probably your friends and neighbors as well – for just pennies.”

-- Donald S. McAlvany, The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, October 2013




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