Natural Hand Sanitizer Protects Hands for 2.5 Hours Using Silver
There's a plethora of natural hand sanitizers on the market now. SilvaPlex offers a unique choice for natural hand sanitizers, as it provides protection for up to two and half hours. At about $4 a bottle, this sanitizer is affordable, but I wonder about the safety of silver.
-SilvaPlex® is naturally made with Chitosan- Silver Complex®, a formula that creates on your skin a barrier against bacteria for 2½ hours.
-SilvaPlex® has an excellent anti microbial efficacy on a wide spectrum of microorganisms.
-SilvaPlex® is a powerful antibacterial composed of Silver Complex and Bio-Polymers.
Silver nanoparticles have become a popular way to provide antimicrobial protection. From socks to appliances, they are everywhere, but are they safe? Green Living Ideas
cites Friends of the Earth
's concern with nano-silver:
Silver has long been known to be a potent antimicrobial
agent. However, its use has exploded in recent years, in medical
applications and also in many consumer products, including children's
toys, babies' bottles, cosmetics, textiles, cleaning agents, chopping
boards, refrigerators and dishwashers.
Much of the silver used in these products today is manufactured at
the nano-scale, meaning it is present in extremely tiny particles that
behave differently than larger particles and are especially potent.
Studies suggest that the widespread use of nano-silver poses serious
health and environmental risks and that it could promote anti-bacterial
resistance, undermining its efficacy in a medical context.
Sure, I'm afraid of the swine flu
, but I think I'll stick with good old handwashing for now.
Disclosure: I was sent a free sample of this product to review. No prior assurances were given as to whether the review be positive or negative
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Posted by Jennifer Lance at December 11, 2009 1:35 AM