This is way out of my field of expertise, but I remember reading in
'Science News' in the last few months about some folks who were looking at
a very simple, organic treatment for post harvest fruits and vegetables
which effectively destroyed at least some of the pathogens of concern (I
don't recall which ones they were looking at). The treatment was a mixture
of vinegar and hydrogen peroxide.
I suspect that someone else out there has more complete information on the
At 08:03 AM 10/9/1998 -0500, you wrote:
>> I know colloidal silver is being used in this and other
>> ways. A couple of questions: Does silver bio-accumulate?
>> How is it metabolized?
>Silver is toxic heavy metal. It reacts with proteins and it interferes with
>copper and zinc metabolism. It ends up deposited in tissue as metallic
>silver. Let me know if you want refs. I would much prefer to eat a little
>hypochlorite than silver. But I would choose silver over amoebic dysentary
>from my salad.
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