100 Uses of Sil­ver


Uses of Sil­ver
We’ve all heard it said, there are over 10,000 uses of sil­ver in indus­trial appli­ca­tions. But are there really?

With silver’s unique fea­tures of high ther­mal and elec­tri­cal con­duc­tiv­ity, it will con­tinue to remain king in indus­trial and elec­tri­cal applications.

Also, with the recent dis­cov­ery of nano par­ti­cles and nano sil­ver, there has been an explo­sion of sil­ver uses & appli­ca­tions in the home.

This com­bined with all the sil­ver com­pounds avail­able such as sil­ver nitrate, sil­ver flu­o­ride, sil­ver bro­mide, etc… you can eas­ily expand on this list to get into the thousands.

There is hot debate on the safety of nano sil­ver being used in house­hold prod­ucts, par­tic­u­larly in sil­ver ‘leak­ing’ into our envi­ron­ment. A recent study sug­gests this may not be the case.

That being said below are 101 sil­ver uses & appli­ca­tions in every­day life!
Uses of Sil­ver in Med­i­cine & HEALTHCARE

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1. Sil­ver sul­fa­di­azine used as a top­i­cal cream to treat burns. It made WHO’s list of essen­tial med­i­cines, as an anti-​infective medicine.

2. Treat­ment of warts and corns usu­ally in the form of a caus­tic pen­cil. The sil­ver com­pound sil­ver nitrate, is widely used, and is formed by react­ing sil­ver with nitric acid.

3. Sil­ver­Coat Foley catheters are used in urol­ogy to pre­vent uri­nary tract infec­tions from catheter use. Cana­dian com­pany Cov­alon is push­ing the bound­aries on med­ical tech­nolo­gies that saves lives. This Sil­ver­Coat tech­nol­ogy is one of them.

4. Use in Radi­ol­ogy, sil­ver halides are still being used in con­ven­tional x-​ray film as an image recep­tor. Many third-​world coun­tries that don’t have access to advanced tech­nol­ogy use this type of x-​ray.

5. Sil­ver is used in ban­dages and dress­ings to pre­vent the spread of infec­tion. There is also many uses as gels and oint­ments for minor scrapes and cuts.
Sil­ver Curad Solution

6. Use in implants and pros­the­sis. Silver-​coated med­ical pros­the­ses such as knee joints, tibia, femur, etc … are being more and more used to reduce infec­tion rates in patients under­go­ing sur­gi­cal implants.

7. Con­junc­tivi­tis drops for new­born babies. Sil­ver nitrate has been used for a long time as drops for new­borns to pre­vent pink eye. How­ever, this is slowly being replaced by mod­ern antibi­otics such as erythromycin.

8. Pre­vent cav­i­ties with the use of sil­ver diamine flu­o­ride. Kids and cav­i­ties go hand in hand, so what bet­ter way to pre­vent that than with a lit­tle sil­ver. Reported by DentistryIQ.

9. Sil­ver nee­dles & sutures used by sur­geons to close up wounds. This was first dis­cov­ered in the early 1900’s by a man named Reuben Ottenberg.

10. Sil­ver bear­ing coat­ings for hip joint implants named as SMART-​HIP. Bear­ings such as these, not only aid in pre­vent­ing infec­tion in implants but also reduce fric­tion by silver’s self-​lubrication for longer use and dura­bil­ity.
SMART-​HIP

11. Den­tal fill­ings are often com­posed of liq­uid mer­cury along with pow­der mix­ture of sil­ver, cop­per, and tin to give it that ‘sil­ver’ look.

12. NASA uti­lized sil­ver ions as a light­weight water puri­fier for the Apollo space­craft. Instead of using tra­di­tional chlo­rine, NASA employed sil­ver ions to be released in the water to destroy bac­te­ria which is later then fil­tered out. Using a com­bi­na­tion of cop­per and sil­ver ions revealed to be effec­tive in killing E. Coli, Staph, Strep, Sal­mo­nella and other com­mon bac­te­ria. The Rus­sians are also known to use sil­ver to purify water in orbit aboard the Inter­na­tional Space Station.

13. Hos­pi­tal tap water fil­ter have been tested with a sil­ver layer mem­brane to fil­ter and purify the water through­out the hos­pi­tal. This helps strain microbes and pre­vent Legionnaire’s disease.

14. Water Purifi­ca­tion in third world coun­tries. Col­loidal sil­ver is also being used to fur­ther treat ceramic water fil­ters to aid in killing bac­te­ria and pathogens & to help bring clean water to devel­op­ing nations. Junk sil­ver is a great item to have on a sur­vival list for a col­lapse scenario.

15. Col­loidal sil­ver pro­duc­tion and use has exploded as a home­o­pathic rem­edy and immune builder in recent years to treat ail­ments and dis­eases. It can be used to treat bronchial prob­lems, guard against cold and the flu, & treat ear infec­tions to name a few. A pop­u­lar and rec­og­nized brand of Col­loidal sil­ver is Sov­er­eign Sil­ver. sov­er­eign col­loidal silver

16. Antimi­cro­bial lab coats used by doc­tors and lab tech­ni­cians to pro­tect against the growth of microor­gan­isms on your coat. This also fights odor-​causing bac­te­ria in its nat­ural state.

17. Cau­ter­iz­ing agent for stomas or open­ings in surgery. Sil­ver nitrate can be used to close off or remove an open­ing in the body through cau­ter­i­za­tion to pre­vent infec­tions and mit­i­gate damage.

18. Sil­ver nano wire biosen­sors are being devel­oped for a wide-​range of dis­ease diag­nos­tics. The National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion helped fund a group of UTD fac­ulty in the devel­op­ment of com­plex elec­tronic bio-​sensing mech­a­nisms using sil­ver nano wire.

29. Fight E. Coli. Sil­ver salts added to antibi­otics are found to be up to 1,000 times more effec­tive! Sil­ver has the abil­ity to neu­tral­ize the bacteria’s defenses mak­ing the antibi­otic easy to tar­get and kill.
e-​coli

20. Anti­dote in Mer­cury poi­son­ing. Sil­ver chlo­ride has been used to treat mer­cury poi­son­ing by flush­ing out the toxin from the body.

21. Help stop smok­ing. I found this one quite inter­est­ing, sil­ver acetate in the form of gums, mouth sprays, and lozenges was shown to help peo­ple stop smok­ing. This first hit the mar­ket back in the 1970’s with a gum called Tabmint.

22. Sur­face dis­in­fec­tant used as a broad spec­trum cleaner. The prod­uct, Nanosil, is an EPA approved hos­pi­tal and med­ical envi­ron­ment dis­in­fec­tant with­out the use of toxic chemicals.

23. Kill fun­gus in the nail bed. Podi­a­trists are known to use sil­ver in nitrate form to kill off fun­gus growth in the nail bed.

24. Sur­gi­cal masks are another prod­uct that has been cleared by the FDA for use. Spec­trashield sur­gi­cal res­pi­ra­tor masks works with a blend of cop­per and sil­ver ions woven into the fiber of the mask to elim­i­nate 99.99% cer­tain odor-​causing bac­te­ria. Spectrashield

25. San­i­tary bed mats with sil­ver con­tain­ing a non-​woven fab­ric. These mats can be used for long term patients requir­ing bed stay and help pre­vent the recur­rence of bed­sores. Nano sil­ver is hydrophilic which means that when it comes into con­tact with mois­ture (sweat, bod­ily flu­ids etc …) its anti-​bacterial effect becomes stronger!

26. Water, soft drinks, and juice cans are now being tar­geted with a new kind of col­loidal sil­ver by bio tech firm Gold­sol. Their prod­uct micro­bisil are extremely small nano par­ti­cles that are coated with a pro­pri­etary sub­stance allow­ing to remain sta­ble in liq­uids other than water.

27. Door han­dles are now being coated with sil­ver to pre­vent bac­te­ria from spread­ing. Agion sil­ver is being used and tested on Penn State Erie’s door han­dles. Mois­ture from an individual’s hands when touch­ing the door release the sil­ver ions which bind to bac­te­ria killing it off mak­ing the han­dle cleaner. door handle

28. Sil­ver has been tested and used to coat endo­tra­cheal tubes to resist the spread of infec­tion and bac­te­ria. Patients on ven­ti­la­tors are at risk to develop pneu­mo­nia due to resis­tant bac­te­ria. Sil­ver coated tubes were found to reduce this form of pneu­mo­nia by nearly 40%.

29. Aid in Drug deliv­ery. Sil­ver nano par­ti­cles are known to increase the effi­cacy of drug deliv­ery. Researchers at UC Santa Bar­bara are using sil­ver nano par­ti­cles coated with a pep­tide to tar­get & destroy tumor cells. This cut­ting edge bio tech­nol­ogy could soon help in the treat­ment all sorts of dis­eases. Adjunct Pro­fes­sor Erikk Ruoslathi, Cen­ter of Nanomed­i­cine states:

Sil­ver is a locally used antibac­te­r­ial agent and our tar­get­ing tech­nol­ogy may make it pos­si­ble to use sil­ver nanopar­ti­cles in treat­ing infec­tions any­where in the body

Uses of sil­ver in ELEC­TRON­ICS & Tech­nol­ogy
Sil­ver Elec­tron­ics Cir­cuit Board

Sil­ver on elec­tron­ics cir­cuit board. Image cour­tesy of Steve Johnson

30. Cir­cuit board con­tacts use sil­ver on printed cir­cuit boards due to its unique ther­mal and elec­tri­cal properties.

31. Speaker wires that demand high purity con­duc­tors will often use pure sil­ver. Home­grown audio sells bulk sil­ver audio wire.

32. RF con­nec­tors or radio fre­quency con­nec­tors are used with coax­ial cables to work at cer­tain radio fre­quen­cies. Some of these con­nec­tors are silver-​plated.

33. RFID tags are becom­ing more and more com­mon for inven­tory man­age­ment to replace bar codes. Each RFID tag is said to con­tain 10.9 mg of sil­ver, and demand con­tin­ues to rise each year, by 2017 over 9 mil­lion ounces of sil­ver are pro­jected to be used in RFID tech­nol­ogy. RFID tags & silver

34. Rail­way switch gear often uses sil­ver cad­mium oxide as a bench­mark for arc­ing con­tacts in most con­trol and switchgear products.

35. Key­board skins can now be bought with a nano sil­ver coat­ing to pro­tect against spread­ing of germs and bac­te­ria. Read­ily acces­si­ble just search for them on Amazon.

36. Super­con­duc­tors pair with sil­ver to increase trans­mis­sion of elec­tric­ity, and are more effi­cient than when the super­con­duc­tor acts alone. This is called the ‘prox­im­ity effect’, when a metal is placed in con­tact with a super­con­duc­tor its con­duc­tiv­ity is sup­pressed. But using sil­ver has a inverse effect increas­ing superconductivity.

37. Smart Tex­tiles: Cou­pled with printed elec­tron­ics, nano sil­ver mate­r­ial is now being bonded directly into the fab­ric and tex­tile to make a smart tex­tile. Take a look at the video below by the National Phys­i­cal Lab in the UK:

38. Media stor­age. You can find a fine sil­ver layer used on DVDs for media stor­age. A fine layer of gold or sil­ver gives a longer life expectancy as well as bet­ter reflectivity.

39. Printed elec­tron­ics use sil­ver ink for the devel­op­ment of Organic Light Emit­ting Diodes or (OLED) light­ing. Kerry Adams, Euro­pean mar­ket­ing man­ager for DuPont states:

We believe that advanced tech­nol­ogy like our promis­ing new nano-​silver con­duc­tor ink devel­op­ments will help enable progress in high value, rapidly grow­ing tech­nolo­gies like OLED lighting

uses of sil­ver in ENERGY & SCI­ENCE
Solar Panels

Sil­ver plays a huge role in solar pan­els, con­tain­ing up to 20g each. Image cour­tesy of spamily

40. Solar Pan­els: pho­to­voltaic pan­els or solar pan­els often con­tain up to 20g of sil­ver each. With this indus­try vir­tu­ally non-​existent 10 years ago, sil­ver demand in the solar indus­try is grow­ing at a fast clip as an alter­nate form of energy.

41. Dou­ble pane win­dows: sim­i­lar to ther­mal tele­scopes, win­dows with dou­ble and triple panes using a sil­ver coat­ing offer bet­ter ther­mal effi­ciency. This can be used for homes that want the low­est heat gain dur­ing hot sum­mer months.

42. Silver-​oxide bat­ter­ies: this type of but­ton bat­tery has a 40% more run-​time than lithium-​ion bat­ter­ies and can be found in for hear­ing aids, watches, and other small elec­tronic devices.Silver Oxide Batteries

43. Silver-​zinc bat­ter­ies: another form of bat­tery using sil­ver. This bat­tery has a unique his­tory as hav­ing pow­ered the pow­ered the Apollo lunar rover as well as the Apollo Lunar Module.

44. Ther­mal & infrared tele­scopes: sil­ver coat­ing on the sur­face of infrared tele­scope mir­rors is because is offers greater reflec­tiv­ity than other met­als. It also reduces the total ther­mal emis­sion from the telescope.

45. Fuel cells: thin nano sil­ver foil is used in mak­ing fuel cells, the process of cre­at­ing elec­tric­ity from chem­i­cal energy.

46. Con­trol rods in nuclear reac­tors: these rods con­trol the fis­sion rate of radioac­tive ele­ments such as ura­nium and plu­to­nium. Sil­ver is often used in pres­sur­ized water reac­tors, com­bined with Indium and Cadmium.Nuclear Plant

47. Oddy Test in musuems: this test was cre­ated by British sci­en­tist Andrew Oddy to test mate­ri­als for safety around muse­ums and art. The Oddy test, uses 3 met­als sil­ver, cop­per, lead in an air­tight con­tainer to test sam­ple mate­ri­als that may dam­age del­i­cate art­work or artifacts.

48. Sil­ver stain­ing in microscopy work: Sil­ver stain­ing is used in microscopy work to tar­get cer­tain ele­ments, pro­teins, or organ­isms by alter­ing their appear­ance through silver.

49. Sil­ver acts as a cat­a­lyst: to pro­duce eth­yl­ene oxide. Eth­yl­ene oxide is very ver­sa­tile appear­ing in tex­tiles, deter­gents, & agro­chem­i­cals to name a few.

50. Wood preser­v­a­tive: Sil­ver as a bio­cide is now being tested and used as a wood preser­v­a­tive to pre­vent white-​rot decay as well as its effec­tive­ness in reduc­ing ter­mites. Wood Log

51. Formalde­hyde: Sil­ver is also be used as cat­a­lyst to pro­duce formalde­hyde which is an embalm­ing agent and has many other uses as well.

52. Explo­sives: Yes, a com­pound of sil­ver is sil­ver ful­mi­nate, which is a highly sen­si­tive explo­sive. Due to its sen­si­tiv­ity, it is more of a nov­elty explo­sive show­ing up in kids ‘crack­ers’ or ‘pops’ type fireworks.

53. Alloy Finishes:Dow Elec­tronic Mate­ri­als recently devel­oped a cyanide-​free sil­ver solu­tion for dec­o­ra­tive and func­tional appli­ca­tions. This fin­ish­ing solu­tion can be applied to both cop­per and nickel alloys.

54. Inor­ganic chem­istry: sil­ver nitrate cations are used in inor­ganic chem­istry to extract halides. Can also be used in ana­lyt­i­cal chem­istry to deter­mine the pres­ence of chlo­ride or bro­mide ions.

55. Weather mod­i­fi­ca­tion: Sil­ver iodide is often used for weather mod­i­fi­ca­tion or cloud seed­ing. This type of cli­mate engi­neer­ing releases sub­stances in the air (sil­ver iodide or dry ice) to increase cloud con­den­sa­tion in the air usu­ally to bring some form of rain or snow.stormy clouds

56. 3d print­ing: inks made up of sil­ver nano par­ti­cles are begin­ning to sur­face in the world of 3d print­ing. Elec­trodes can now be printed just a few microm­e­ters wide.

57. Pow­der coat­ings: perid­ium pow­der coat­ings for indus­trial appli­ca­tions are start­ing to apply Agion micro­bial coats to their coat­ing lines to give it a true anti-​bacterial finish.

58. Semi-​conductors: semi­con­duc­tors and sil­ver go hand in hand and are use­ful in cre­at­ing the fuses with pure sil­ver strips.

59. Heli­copter bear­ings: silver-​plated bear­ings are being used in heli­copters for high fatigue resis­tance as well as to com­bat high tem­per­a­ture and dura­bil­ity.
uses of sil­ver in the Home
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Sil­ver is the pri­mary ele­ment for light cap­ture in pho­tog­ra­phy. Image cour­tesy of Andreas Overland

60. Pho­tog­ra­phy: While on the wane, sil­ver it still used in color film pho­tog­ra­phy. Sil­ver halides are used in a gelatin process with film and paper to process film due to their light sen­si­tive features.

61. Use in mir­rors: Reflec­tive mir­ror sur­faces are made with a process called ‘sil­ver­ing’. While alu­minum is a cheap metal to use, it only reflects ~90% of the light. Sil­ver, with one of the high­est degrees of reflec­tiv­ity, reflects up to 95% – 99% of light when applied as an opti­cal coat to a mirror.

62. Jew­elry: Sil­ver has a nat­ural aes­thetic beauty and shine to it. The white metal can be found in any and all types of jew­elry such as rings, neck­laces, bracelets, watches, ear­rings, pen­nants, etc…

63. Sil­ver­ware: Ster­ling sil­ver is also widely used for flat­ware and cut­lery. Knives, forks, spoons, dishes and bowls. Apart from its beauty, it also played a unique role in Korean His­tory. In the Joseon Dynasty, roy­alty used sil­ver spoons to detect poi­son, as sil­ver will tar­nish when it comes into con­tact with sul­fur, detect­ing @!$#@$@ sulfides.

64. Stained glass: sil­ver nitrate is often used to pro­duce the yel­low color in stained glass. The sil­ver actu­ally pen­e­trates through the glass and can give a light yel­low to deep amber color.Stained Glass

65. Coins & Invest­ment: Of course, this list wouldn’t be com­plete with­out men­tion­ing sil­ver coins. The US has the most pop­u­lar sil­ver bul­lion coin being minted, the Amer­i­can Sil­ver Eagle. These shiny objects make great for stack­ing! As well as all the other invest­ment prod­ucts of sil­ver you can read about in our buy­ing sil­ver guide.

66. Swim­ming pool purifi­ca­tion: Move over chlo­rine, no more burn­ing eyes, dry skin, or that strong chem­i­cal smell. More and more peo­ple are now using elec­tri­cal ion­iz­ing copper/​silver units for swim­ming pools as an alter­na­tive to chlo­rine. Min­eral Pure is one such man­u­fac­turer of these systems.

67. Food con­tain­ers: Chi­nese pro­ducer, Anson, makes nano sil­ver fresh con­tain­ers for food stor­age. You won’t find these in the US, how­ever, as the EPA has not thor­oughly tested this type of use for nano silver.

68. Wash­ing machines: Pio­neered by Sam­sung and LG, sil­ver nano is used in wash­ing machines to pair with water and clean clothes from bac­te­ria leav­ing your clothes with a coat of sil­ver ions for more odor-​free, bacteria-​resistant cloth­ing. How­ever, there is some debate on the safety of these machines.washing machine

69. Win­dows: Sil­ver can be added to poly­ester sheets to apply onto win­dows which helps to lower light transmission.

70. Car engine bear­ings: engines bear­ings used in auto­mo­biles are also elec­tro­plated with sil­ver due to its abil­ity to with­stand heat and reduce friction.

71. Braz­ing and sol­der­ing: sil­ver use in metal work such as braz­ing or sol­der­ing is use­ful in con­nect­ing metal pieces between joints such as water pipes and heating/​air conditioning.

72. Wind­shields: sil­ver is being applied to car wind­shields as a coat to reject more of the solar heat load from the sun than con­ven­tional wind­shields with­out the sil­ver coating.

73. Ice-​making machines: Scots­man ice mak­ing machines have built-​in antimi­cro­bial pro­tec­tion with AgION’s branded tech­nol­ogy to pre­vent bac­te­ria, mold, and algae from form­ing. Below is a video explain­ing how Agion’s sil­ver tech­nol­ogy works:

74. Pot­tery glaze: sil­ver chloride’s unique prop­er­ties make it use­ful as a pot­tery glaze to pro­duce an ‘inglaze luster’.

75. Keep milk safe: Pro­tect­ing rub­ber seals in the pro­duc­tion of milk is cru­cial for food safety. Milk­cou­plings are now being processed with Bio-​hygienic, a sil­ver bio­cide. This helps kill microbes and bac­te­ria in and around the seal­ing ring.

76. Foray stay put pens: pens that are for pub­lic use as secu­rity counter pens are being coated with anti-​microbial solu­tion using sil­ver ions. These high traf­fic pens are ideal tar­gets for micro­bial growth.

77. Food gar­nish­ing: Yes, that is right! Sil­ver foil just a few microm­e­ters thick, called vark, is some­times used to gar­nish del­i­ca­cies, sweets, and other foods in South Asian cui­sine. It’s harm­less and edi­ble but has no fla­vor. This can­not cause argyria which is from the ionic bioac­tive form of sil­ver, plus the quan­tity involved is minuscule.

78. Pho­tochromic (tint) lenses: If you wear eye glasses that darken in the sun auto­mat­i­cally then most likely you have mil­lions of sil­ver mol­e­cules embed­ded directly into the glass. Sil­ver halides, due to its reversibil­ity to UV rays, are used to make tint lenses. sunglasses

79. Refrig­er­a­tors: Sam­sung has pro­duced a line of refrig­er­a­tors using sil­ver nano to bet­ter pro­tect and pre­serve food as a shield against harm­ful bac­te­ria and the growth of organisms.

80. House­hold dec­o­ra­tions: Sil­ver can also be found through­out the home in dec­o­ra­tive items such as vases, can­dle­sticks, fruit stands, basins, bowls, etc …

81. Cut­ting boards: infu­sion of pure sil­ver par­ti­cles into cut­ting boards have been used in South Korea and Japan for bet­ter deodor­iza­tion and sterilization.

82. Skin and Body Care: Amer­i­can Biotech Labs intro­duces a sil­ver gel for skin and body care. It will help to hydrate your skin as well as pro­mote nat­ural heal­ing due to infused sil­ver col­loidal in the product.

83. Per­sonal deodor­ant: some com­pa­nies, such as Degree, are using sil­ver chlo­ride in their deodor­ant for bet­ter odor fight­ing prod­ucts. Sil­ver Deodorant

84. Air con­di­tion­ing: a/​c units now come with sil­ver ion fil­ters for clean fresh air. These fil­ters help reduce pol­lu­tants in the air by releas­ing sil­ver ions that block bac­te­ria, fun­gus and other microbes.

85. Dia­per Bags: some man­u­fac­tur­ers are using silver’s nat­ural shield against bac­te­ria as a nat­ural lin­ing inside of dia­per bags. Par­ent­ing prod­uct maker, Skip Hop makes a bag such as this for up and com­ing parents.

86. Bird­feed­ers: Wild birds unlim­ited offers an advanced new bird feeder with ‘antimi­cro­bial prod­uct pro­tec­tion’. Part of their Eco­clean bird feeder, they have part­nered with Agion to inhibit the growth of mold, bac­te­ria, and other microbes that can grow on con­ven­tional feeders.

87. Curl­ing Irons: nano sil­ver hair care prod­ucts such as curl­ing irons, hair dry­ers, and combs. Some dis­trib­u­tors even make nano gold infused curl­ing irons. Wel­come to the club Au!

88. Pil­low­cases and bed­ding: ionic sil­ver pil­low­cases, sheets, and bed­ding are now being used. Cer­tain pil­low­cases are even mar­keted to help stop acne by killing germs and bac­te­ria that live on the pil­low­case and come into con­tact with our skin. Here is one from ama­zon. Pil­low­case sil­ver ion

89. Foot­ware: sil­ver lined insoles or fab­ric has the unique abil­ity to fight bac­te­ria and odor, which is per­fect for shoes and activewear. Run­ning, hik­ing, or exer­cis­ing, shoes of all types can ben­e­fit from this.

90. Den­ture cleaner: nano-​silver is back again, this time assist­ing UV light ster­il­iza­tion to help clean den­tures with­out the use of chem­i­cals. Pro­duced by Tai­wanese com­pany Digimax.

91. Tooth­brushes: it is said that your tooth­brush is home to over 100 mil­lion bac­te­ria that is trans­ferred from your mouth. Mouth­wash­ers has devised a tooth­brush with sil­ver infused bris­tles to elim­i­nate bac­te­ria leav­ing your brush clean after each use.

92. Nurs­ing bot­tle: South Korea com­pany Baby Dream has a line of sil­ver nano prod­ucts includ­ing a paci­fier, mug cup, and nurs­ing bottle.

93. Biowear: Mega giant Ralph Lau­ren intro­duced a high-​tech shirt at the 2014 US Open fea­tur­ing bio-​sensing sil­ver fibers. Sen­sors in the shirt can trans­mit data directly to a cell phone via blue­tooth, such as heart rate, stress lev­els, and breath­ing rates.

94. Hunting/​Military ware: US com­pany NanoHori­zons makes a pro­pri­etary nano sil­ver addi­tive called Smart­Sil­ver. For hunt­ing, con­trol­ling your scent and odor helps min­i­mize detec­tion. For mil­i­tary, for over­all bet­ter pro­tec­tion against bac­te­ria growth when con­tin­u­ous use of gear is demanded.

95. Baby wipes: Viet­namese baby com­pany, Mamy­Poko makes Bobby baby wetwipes that use nano sil­ver par­ti­cles for bet­ter clean­li­ness and over­all health.

96. Laun­dry Deter­gent: nano sil­ver has also found its way into laun­dry deter­gent. When used, it releases sil­ver ions into the clothes giv­ing them odor-​fighting protection.

97. Musi­cal instru­ments: sil­ver plat­ing and use in high-​end musi­cal wind instru­ments such as flutes is also com­mon. Here’s a nice hand­made sil­ver flute by Yamaha.Silver Flute

98. Anti-​freeze: anti-​freeze coolant’s main ingre­di­ent is eth­yl­ene gly­col, which is made indi­rectly through sil­ver as a cat­a­lyst. So, next time you pour coolant in your car, you can just watch the sil­ver slowly disappear.

99. Ultra­sonic Humid­i­fier: Adding sil­ver tech­nol­ogy to the tank pre­vents the growth of mold and mildew more so than stan­dard humid­i­fiers. Made by Guardian Tech­nolo­gies they also make air puri­fiers and san­i­tiz­ers as well.

100. UFC apparel: Agion-​Tech has part­nered with the Ulti­mate Fight­ing Cham­pi­onship group to offer anti-​microbial apparel, with their active agion tech­nol­ogy. They offer shorts, tank tops, and short sleeve tops at ufcstore.eu.ufc shorts

101. Cab­i­netry: Fur­ni­ture hard­ware com­pany, Hafele, has an anti-​microbial col­lec­tion dec­o­ra­tive fin­ish­ing pieces of han­dles and knobs for cabinets.

BONUS:
102. Sil­ver bul­lets: This list wouldn’t be com­plete with­out sil­ver bul­lets. Bul­let Forge offers .357 mag­num bul­lets jack­eted in 99% pure sil­ver. So if you have any were­wolves lurk­ing around, you’re cov­ered. If you want a sil­ver bul­lion prod­uct of just hand poured sil­ver, you can take a look at North­west Ter­ri­to­r­ial Mint’s line of bul­lion ammo. From a 22LR to a 12 Gauge, very unique products!

Another Item That Needs Sil­ver: Films for flex­i­ble dis­plays, touch screens

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