Silver products for medical indications: risk-benefit assessment.

  title={Silver products for medical indications: risk-benefit assessment.},
  author={M. Fung and D. Bowen},
  journal={Journal of toxicology. Clinical toxicology},
  volume={34 1},
  • M. Fung, D. Bowen
  • Published 1996
  • Medicine
  • Journal of toxicology. Clinical toxicology
  • BACKGROUND Legitimate medicinal use of silver-containing products has dramatically diminished over the last several decades. Recently, however, some manufacturers have begun to enthusiastically promote oral colloidal silver proteins as mineral supplements and for prevention and treatment of many diseases. Indiscriminate use of silver products can lead to toxicity such as argyria. OBJECTIVE To assist health care professionals in a risk versus benefit assessment of over-the-counter silver… CONTINUE READING
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