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|Webmaster Note: Please copy and distribute these two FDA articles far and wide. You should especially copy and distribute Dr. Flicks silver bibliography below. Sending multiple copies to the FDA and your elected public servants is important since the FDA (to whom we pay untold millions to research and investigate) alledges: "FDA is not aware of any substantial scientific evidence that supports the safe and effective use of colloidal silver ingredients or silver salts for any animal disease condition." (animal includes humans?) and "FDA is not aware of any body of data that supports the use of colloidal silver for the various conditions listed in the labeling used with currently marketed products." They apparently have not investigated the scientific and medical research referenced in the following bibiography. If the FDA is unaware of this medical and scientific research as they say they are - WHAT HAVE THEY BEEN DOING WITH OUR MONEY? It is of further interest that the FDA promises to investigate and prosecute any silver colloid maker/seller/distributor on the basis of LABELING (marketing; i.e., via commerce clause) alone. Therefore silver colloid is a non-issue whether one uses it or not - especially since extensive medical and scientific research data really does exist supporting the product.
FDA's "man or other animals" losing case in court.
PLEASE NOTE EBAY PULLS ANY COLLOIDAL SIVER ADVERTS..THIS IS DISGUSTING WHEN WE HAVE EBAYERS PROMOTING THE USE OF TAMIFLU AND RELENZA WITH KNOWN VERY BAD SIDE EFFECTS INCLUDING DEATH
SILVER COLLOID BIBLIOGRAPHY
prepared by Dr. A. Bart Flick
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