Nanosilver, away!

Technique uses microorganisms to scour tiny pollutants from waste water

By Sid Perkins, 15:56 PM May 17, 2012

A new way to treat municipal wastewater uses microorganisms to remove tiny particles of silver, often called nanosilver. In recent years, many studies have been pointing to the potential for these metal particles to cause harm.

Research has shown that nanosilver has a disinfecting effect, either killing or stifling the growth of bacteria and fungi. That’s why, increasingly, many manufacturers have been adding substantial amounts of nanosilver to a variety of consumer products, everything ...

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