Another Bogus Study Claims Nanosilver Harms Human Cells (Opinion)

Another Bogus Study Claims Nanosilver Harms Human Cells (Opinion)Does nanosilver harm human cells? According to a handful of the latest clinical studies, it does.

However, there are two hidden secrets the public isn’t being told about these new studies.

And I’m going to expose both of those dirty little secrets for you, below, so you’ll never again be taken in by contrived study results.

Here’s what I’m talking about…

Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge

Here’s another new study in which researchers claim to have demonstrated that silver nanoparticles cause harm to human cells.

This is the sixth study I’ve seen in recent years, in which researchers have drawn the conclusion that silver is harmful to human cells. But is it true?

Like all of the recent clinical studies making this spurious claim, what the researchers have hidden from the public is the fact the studies were conducted…

a.) in a laboratory test tube, rather than in a real-life human body, and…

b.) on cancer cells, rather than on healthy human cells

“What’s so important about that?” you might ask.

The Test Tube Study Scam

First of all, since there’s no way to duplicate human biology in a test tube, the studies are essentially irrelevant. They’re flawed from the very start.

That’s because cells in the human body are afforded a number of protective mechanisms that simply don’t (and can’t) exist in a test tube.

So all the researchers have “proven” is that if you take cells out of their normal human environment, removing the body’s many protective defenses from the equation, you can then find some dose of silver at which the cells will be harmed.

As I’ve stated in previous articles on this topic, the researchers could have done the same study and produced the same results using orange juice instead of silver…or Coca Cola instead of silver…or vinegar instead of silver…or even plain, distilled water instead of silver.

Why? Because just about any common substance will harm human cells in a test tube if you add enough of it. And that’s because none of the body’s normal protective processes are at work in a test tube. Zero. Zilch. Nada.

Cancer Cells Are
Not Normal Human Cells

What’s more, there’s a second huge flaw in these studies. And it’s a gaping one: The researchers have been using cells from human cancer cell lines.

That’s right. Rather than testing silver’s effects on healthy human cells, the researchers tested sick, debilitated human cancer cells.

They don’t tell the public that, of course. But here’s what the researchers behind the latest study on this topic had to say when describing their study to other researchers in a medical journal:

“We used leukemia cells throughout most of the study.”

In other words, the only thing the researchers behind the current study have proven is that silver quite handily defeats leukemic cancer cells.

You see, based on numerous past clinical studies, silver appears to selectively target and attack cancer cells, and leave healthy human cells alone.

See, for example, the studies here, here, here, here and here, each of which demonstrate the powerful anti-cancer qualities of silver.

In my opinion, the researchers won’t do real-life testing on healthy human cells, because they know that unless the cells are cancerous, the study results will instead demonstrate the proven cell-protective benefits of silver (see, for example, here, here and here).

In other words, testing of healthy human cells isn’t being conducted because such tests simply wouldn’t back up the hidden agenda to scare people away from using colloidal silver and other consumer products that contain nanosilver or other forms of antimicrobial silver.

Previous Flawed Study

You might remember that last year I examined a different one of these spurious studies on colloidal silver and human cells (see “Flawed Study Says Colloidal Silver Toxic to Human Cells“).

In that examination, I demonstrated how disingenuous the researchers were being in trying to hide the fact that they were purposely using human cancer cells lines in the study.

In fact, I predicted at that time that we’d be seeing a lot more of these shady studies from researchers attempting to use cancer cells to demonize the benefits of antimicrobial silver.

And in the past six months, there have been at least one new study per month coming out making the claim that silver “harms human cells.” And each one of these studies used cancer cell lines rather than normal cell lines.

What’s more, none of those studies were real-life human or animal studies. All of them were test-tube studies.

Thankfully, real-life animal studies have already demonstrated silver to be perfectly harmless to normal healthy cells. See here and here, for example. Even a double-blind human ingestion safety study conducted on real-life humans (see this link), found no harm to human cells.


So you can see how sneaky the researchers are being when they come out with studies like these, claiming to have proven that silver is “toxic” to human cells when in reality they were using cancer cells in a test tube, and not normal human cells in a living body.

In my opinion, they’re stacking the deck against silver by using cancer cells in their studies. They know beforehand that silver will attack these sick cancerous cells and destroy them. And then they can claim – with straight faces – that they’ve proven silver is “harmful to human cells.”

How They’ll Spin These Studies

In my opinion, what’s going to happen next is that the recent barrage of studies claiming that nanosilver harms human cells will be used to make the case that silver should be banned from use in consumer products.

The perpetrators will eventually say, “We now have X number of studies proving that nanosilver harms human cells. For the sake of public safety, it’s time to ban the use of nanosilver from consumer products.”

In other words, they’re piling up enough negative studies until it appears that the “science has been settled” on this issue, and they can freely push for a ban on the use of nanosilver.

So far, of the six negative studies I’ve seen over the past half-year or so, all of them used lab test tube studies rather than real-life studies, and all of them used cancer cells.

I find it absolutely unbelievable that these researchers didn’t know in advance that silver causes cancer cells to self-destruct.

After all, as I mentioned earlier, silver’s ability to cause cancer cells to “commit cellular suicide” (i.e., through a process called apoptosis) is quite well-known to medical science (see here, here, here, here, here and here).

As researchers behind one cancer study from 2011 have stated, “Many attempts have been made to use silver nanoparticles as an anti-cancer agent and they have all turned up positive.”

So…in my opinion, it’s pretty clear the researchers behind these most recent studies knew in advance what the outcomes of their studies were going to be.

I believe the researchers purposely used cancer cells in order to prove that silver is harmful to human cells, because they knew in advance cancer cells are so susceptible to silver.

The bottom line is that as long as the researchers don’t let on about the cancer cells being used in their studies, the general public can easily be deceived into thinking that using products containing antimicrobial silver is going to harm their normal, healthy cells.

It is, in my opinion, nothing short of medical fraud.

But…it’s no big surprise that researchers stack the deck against silver in their studies in order to achieve the outcome they’ve pre-ordained.

Indeed, this phenomenon has recently caused one prominent nanosilver researcher to chastise his fellow nanosilver researchers, demanding that they start “doing good science” and quit letting their biases slip into their study results (see here).

Even some of the most respected medical researchers in the world have now admitted that much of today’s clinical research is either faked or produced using questionable techniques (see here).

One expert, Dr. Marcia Angell, a physician and longtime editor-in-chief of the New England Medical Journal (NEMJ), which is considered to be one of the most prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals in the world, makes her view of the subject quite plain:

“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines.

I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.” (source)

Similarly, Dr. Richard Horton, the current editor-in-chief of the British medical journal, The Lancet, has stated:

“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue.

Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.” (source)

In other words, even medical experts agree that much of what passes for “scientific research” these days is riddled with flaws.

I’d add that this is especially true when the research is conducted by people who have a vested hidden interest in demonizing safe, natural antimicrobial silver.

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