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Ardent Listener
16th June 2006, 09:14
Last Updated: Friday, 16 June 2006, 09:52 GMT 10:52 UK

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Silver in soap 'tackles superbug'

The soap is said to act as an anti-bacterial agent
Silver is a key ingredient in tackling the superbug MRSA, according to a Scottish company which is using the metal as an ingredient in soap.
Ayr-based firm Giltech said it is capable of combating the bug.

Dennis Moore, of Giltech said: "It is effective against a range of bacteria. The uniqueness of this soap is it stays behind, it stays on the hands."

Scotland has among the highest MRSA rates in Europe with nearly 400 deaths each year.

Ancona
1st February 2009, 09:41
tuvw412 needs to get dumped. I HATE these miscreants.

Mylläri
9th February 2009, 11:12
For anyone who doesn't know what MRSA is, it is more commonly known as a staph infection. This stuff can get pretty nasty and in some cases requires intensive treatment. Its great that this "silver soap" is an anti-bacterial agent that can help rid a person of this.

I wonder if an average person can get ahold of some of this stuff or is it strictly for medical usage? Also if it is in liquid or solid bar form or both?

Ancona
9th February 2009, 16:40
For anyone who doesn't know what MRSA is, it is more commonly known as a staph infection. This stuff can get pretty nasty and in some cases requires intensive treatment. Its great that this "silver soap" is an anti-bacterial agent that can help rid a person of this.

I wonder if an average person can get ahold of some of this stuff or is it strictly for medical usage? Also if it is in liquid or solid bar form or both?

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus [MRSA now has an evil cousin, Vancomycin Resistant Staphylococcus Areus has emerged and is a killer. The drug Methicillin is a powerful antibiotic, and the second to last defense against this bug. When the treatment is stopped or the medicine is weakened because the person taking it is drinking alcohol during treatment, or misses multiple doses, the bug can and has acheived resistance to th Methicillin. Now, through the same process, VRSA has arrived, and it is seriously contagious. This bug could wipe out a lot of people.

All of this is thanks to doctors who over prescribe antibiotics in the first place to overprotective mommies and hypochondriacs.

argentos
9th February 2009, 18:13
Earwig Oh.

http://www.wms.co.uk/Silvatec_Cleansing_Bar.html&V=&GID=136233

http://www.natural-alternative-products.co.uk/images/silvatex.jpg

Stattman
1st March 2009, 10:46
Gives a whole new meaning to silver bar, lol