FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Silver Safety Committee (http://www.silversafety.org) today announced its creation of the Silver Safety Pyramid, which is designed to enable anyone to easily determine safe usage levels of any dietary supplement containing silver, typically referred to as ionic silver or colloidal silver.
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The Silver Safety Committee consists of doctors, chemistry professors and world leaders in health-freedom advocacy.
This information addresses an area of interest to thousands of people who take silver supplements for health purposes, an interest which has been largely fueled by the high-profile case of a man who turned his skin blue by consuming massive quantities of home-made colloidal silver on a daily basis for years.
According to Herbert Slavin, M.D., director of the Institute of Advanced Medicine in Lauderhill, Florida, and a member of the Committee, "This is an area where confusion and concern developed needlessly. Few things in life are as cut-and-dried as the fact that silver is completely safe when used within normal limits. The U.S. government provides a very clear guideline for the safe oral intake of silver. We've simply provided an easy method for applying that guideline to the safe use of any silver supplement product."
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a guideline called the
Reference Dose (RfD) for safe limits on daily intake of silver. The EPA's RfD
guideline is specifically intended to keep a person's intake of silver below
the level that could possibly discolor the skin. The EPA emphasizes that one
would have to consume much more silver than that before one would approach the
levels at which any actual adverse health effects
|SOURCE Silver Safety Committee|
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