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Silver

A precious metal with the highest electrical conduction properties of any metal. It is used mainly in jewelry, photography, and for scientific and industrial purposes. It has been used as the basis for currencies in the past. Silver is traded as a commodity on various security exchanges. Like many precious metals, silver is volatile but generally maintains relatively high prices.
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Silver compounds provide many advantages over other antimicrobials:
Contact lens cases with silver compounds embedded in them, such as the MicroBlock case (CIBA Vision), have demonstrated the ability to limit biofilm accumulation.
Only long-term exposition to silver in diverse forms such as elemental silver, silver dust, silver compounds, or colloidal silver through (homeopathic/alternative) pharmaceuticals or dietary supplements may lead to the so-called Argyria (a very rare, irreversible discoloration of the skin resulting from subepithelial silver deposits) (12).
Table 2 is informational only and gives some of the silver compounds that have been employed in medicated devices over the past 20 years.
Silver-containing products are readily available to consumers despite the health risks associated with exposure to soluble silver compounds.
Although silver compounds have been used for years in wound healing, one of the problems with using silver for wound care has been that silver crystal is very water insoluble.