Avian Empire Blog — Colloidal Silver

The Controversy of Colloidal Silver

Bird Health Colloidal Silver Wound Healing

The Controversy of Colloidal Silver

Silver has been known to have good anti-bacterial properties for centuries and is used in many types of wound dressings as well as other medical tools and equipment.  Many household appliances and cleaning products use silver for its anti-bacterial properties.  Ionic silver salt (ie. Ag+) is the most common form used, while silver nanoparticles (AgNP) consist of atomic silver (Ag0) that oxidise to silver oxide (Ag+) but this process can be altered by the chemical composition of the wound environment and lighting conditions. 

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