Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Will Colloidal Silver Used Around the House Harm Septic Tanks or Sewage Systems?

Will Colloidal Silver Used Around the House Harm Septic Tanks or Sewage Systems?

I received two questions recently, from a reader who had just read the previous post on the 20 Top Ways to Use Colloidal Silver Around the House.

Here are the questions:

Is it true that those with septic systems should not be flushing even moderate amounts of colloidal silver down their drains due to the detrimental effect of the silver on the bacteria in the tank that help break down sludge and solids?

Also, when a person "excretes" the silver in their system is it still capable of killing bacteria, etc. thus causing a septic system to not break down waste?

Since these are valid questions, and there is a lot of misinformation on this subject posted on the internet, I thought I’d share my answer with readers of this blog. See my answer below…

-- Spencer

Hi (Name Withheld),

Some people make a big deal out of the septic tank issue, claiming that pouring colloidal silver down the drain or flushing it down a toilet or using it in the laundry will put enough silver into the septic tank to stop the microbes from breaking down the sludge and solids in the tank.

However, I lived in a house with a septic tank for over 10 years and used colloidal silver the whole time, spraying sinks, faucets, toilet bowls, etc. with silver regularly.

Not only that, but over that decade I routinely experimented with colloidal silver, making large numbers of batches to test for particle size and concentration and many other factors. And when I was done with those experiments I generally dumped the excess colloidal silver straight down the drain. And we never had a problem with our septic tank. So I think the dire warnings about home colloidal silver usage and septic tank bacteria is quite frankly, much ado about nothing.

Indeed, we had our septic tank pumped only once in ten years, and it had been in use with the previous owner of the house for three years before that. So it was within a perfectly normal range. There was no premature "clogging" of the lines due to inability of bacteria in the tank to break down the sludge. There was never a problem at all.

Silver Particles and Agglomeration

The reality is that silver particles bond rather quickly with just about any organic materials they come into contact with. This is called "agglomeration." And when silver particles are exposed to other organic materials (such as would be found in high concentrations in septic tanks, sewerage systems, lakes, streams, etc.) and bond with them, that organic bond dramatically weakens the germicidal activity of the silver.

It is not unusual for a silver particle released into an environment teaming with organic materials (such as in a septic tank or sewage system) to bond with those materials to the extent that the materials cover virtually the entire particle of silver, basically preventing the silver from coming into contact with anything.

This, for example, is why mountain streams with high silver content in them (such as up in Colorado, where silver is prevalent not only in the earth but in the waters) are not devoid of bacteria or other microbes, but instead are literally teaming with microbes. How could that be? It's because the silver becomes more or less inert in its basic organic form, because it is bonded to other organic minerals and materials. If the silver particles didn't agglomerate with other organic minerals and materials, the lakes and streams in areas with high silver content would be essentially sterile (i.e., germ-free). But they are not.

In short, It is only when silver is kept in a pure, unadulterated and highly processed state (such as through the electrical process of making colloidal silver) that it is able to actively release the silver ions that have such dramatic germicidal activity.

Science now even knows how to bond such highly processed silver to cloth or other textiles in such a way that the silver continues to release germ-killing ions for relatively long periods of time. But in nature, the bonding (or agglomeration) between silver and other organic materials cannot be controlled as it is in manufacturing. Instead, it is completely uncontrolled. And ultimately silver particles in the environment become so bonded to other organic materials that they become inert.

Wrong-headed Environmentalism

This is also why the environmentalists who claim that it is dangerous to release even small amounts of silver into the environment (i.e., such as through a sewage system), and who want to strictly regulate silver usage, are so dead wrong.

They don't take into account that the silver came from the environment in the first place, and that when it is returned to the environment (whether flushed down a toilet or washed down a sink or released through the laundry) it reverts back to its original inert state through the process of agglomeration with other organic materials.

Millions of people wash Clorox bleach down their drains every day, particularly through their washing machines. Bleach is highly germicidal. Yet you don’t hear environmentalists squawking about pouring bleach down the drain. Why? Because generally speaking it does not harm the septic tank flora. Nor does it do much damage to the environment when washed into sewage systems.

That’s because it becomes highly diluted and there are organic processes in nature that render it basically inert. Otherwise, every septic tank in America would be sterile, i.e., devoid of germs due to bleach usage alone. And so would every sewage system. There would be little need for waste treatment plants.

No Worries, Mate!

In short, you generally don't have to worry about using colloidal silver around the house. Nor about the silver the silver you ingest being excreted into your septic tank. Under normal usage, it won't kill off the bacteria in your septic tank needed to break down the solid waste.



Helpful Links:

Colloidal Silver Kills Viruses

Colloidal Silver Cures MRSA

Make Your Own Colloidal Silver

The Colloidal Silver Secrets Video

The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual

The New Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator

Thursday, December 17, 2009

20 Top Ways to Use Colloidal Silver Around the House

20 Top Ways to Use Colloidal Silver Around the House

How to use the world's most powerful all-natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral disenfectant to keep your family safe and infection-free at home...

Everyone knows by now that small amounts of colloidal silver can be ingested daily to boost immunity, or to rapidly and effectively heal bacterial, viral or fungal infections – even serious infections like MRSA or Swine Flu (see and

Colloidal silver can also be used topically on cuts, burns and abrasions to stop infection dead in its tracks and to dramatically stimulate the healing process. What’s more, it can be sniffed up the nose to stop pesky sinus infections like magic…it can be gargled with to stop nasty sore throats …or it can be inhaled into the lungs using a pump spray bottle to stop even the most serious of lung infections.

But colloidal silver has many, many other uses that will allow you to safely and effectively protect yourself and your family from infectious microorganisms and disease. Indeed, there’s no other all-natural antimicrobial substance on the face of the earth that can compare to it. Here are our top 20 family uses:

1. Drinking Water Dispensers –

The reservoir or holding tank in your bottled drinking water dispenser is largely unseen, and can easily become contaminated with bacteria or mold. To help prevent this potentially serious problem, add 1 tblsp. of colloidal silver per gallon of water each time you change bottles.

2. Food Leftovers –

Food poisoning is serious business. Thousands of Americans die from it every year. Restaurant leftovers are particularly susceptible to bacterial contamination, especially if the food sat in the car very long after leaving the restaurant. Use a pump spray bottle to lightly spray leftovers with colloidal silver, to keep them fresh longer. This works well for leftover pet foods, and household leftovers, too.

4. Canning and Preserves –

To prevent mold and fermentation when canning and making preserves, simply add 1 tsp. of colloidal silver per quart to your jars before sealing.

5. Underneath Kitchen and Bathroom Sinks –

Lightly spray colloidal silver under your kitchen and bathroom sinks, to prevent mold and mildew, and to disinfect and eliminate musty smells. Be sure to ventilate and let dry thoroughly.

6. Mopping –

Even well-rinsed mops can harbor bacterial and mold, which you can inadvertently spread all over your floors when mopping. Help keep your mop free from potentially harmful microbial growth by adding ½ cup of colloidal silver to your mop water as a safe, powerful antimicrobial.

7. Toilet Bowls and Tanks –

Toilet tanks can harbor a plethora of pathogens, which in turn will contaminate your toilet bowl. You can easily disinfect both by adding a cup of colloidal silver inside the toilet tank once a week.

8. Toilet Seats and Handles –

These are probably the most bacterially contaminated surfaces in your entire house. Between regular cleanings, lightly spray colloidal silver onto toilet seats and handles in order to prevent excessive microbial buildup. Allow it to air dry.

9. The Floor AroundYour Toilets –

It is likely that the floor around the toilets in your home harbor more bacteria and other pathogens than any other visible surface in the house. After all, every time you flush your toilet, many thousands of extremely fine droplets of toilet water are sprayed up into the air in an invisible mist. These droplets fall to the ground, and can harbor millions of intestinal bacteria. To prevent excessive bacterial buildup on the floors around your toilet, lightly spray colloidal silver onto the floor around busy toilets in between your regular cleanings. Allow it to air dry.

10. Toilet Brushes –

Have you ever found one of your young children sitting on the bathroom floor playing with the toilet brush? Yecch. You’d be hard-pressed to find a bathroom implement with more germs on it. Be sure to disinfect your toilet brushes after each use by spraying them thoroughly with colloidal silver. Do the same thing every time you clean your bathrooms.

11. Bathroom Plunger –

Like your toilet brush, your bathroom plunger is probably rife with invisible microbial growth. Simply spraying the plunger with colloidal silver after each use, and during your normal bathroom cleaning, will go a long way toward stopping the spread of microbes in your bathrooms.

12. Jacuzzis and Hot Tubs –

Many forms of bacteria and mold are becoming resistant to chlorine and bromine. You can enhance the antibacterial and antifungal effectiveness of either of these popular disinfectants simply by adding a small amount of colloidal silver to your Jacuzzi or hot tub once a week. Just add 1 tblsp. per gallon of water. Many hot tub owners go completely chlorine and bromine-free simply by adding a half gallon of homemade colloidal silver to their Jacuzzi or hot tub, and then adding a quart a week afterwards. It works like a charm, and unlike harsh pool chemicals, it’s great for the skin!

13. Kitchen and Bathroom Sponges –

Kitchen and bathroom sponges are notorious bacterial vectors, so be extra sure to spray them with colloidal silver after each use, especially in warm or humid weather.

14. Kitchen Cutting Boards –

The debate has raged for several decades now over which type of cutting board harbors more bacteria – wood or plastic. Thanks to colloidal silver, you won’t have to worry about either. Just wash and rinse your cutting board as usual after each use, then spray lightly with colloidal silver and allow it to air dry.

15. Mold on Walls and Ceilings –

Mold is a common and potentially dangerous problem in homes, particularly in humid and coastal areas. To dramatically retard the growth of mold and mildew in your home, lightly spray colloidal silver onto the walls and ceilings in your bathroom, basement or other rooms where mold growth is a problem, particularly in corners and along seam lines where the walls and ceiling meet. Ventilate these areas to allow the colloidal silver to dry. Repeat weekly where necessary. It works like a charm!

16. Counter Tops –

Countertops in your home can harbor far more bacteria than you may think, even if you clean them frequently. But you can alleviate this problem simply by spraying them lightly with colloidal silver and allowing them to air dry, or by wiping them with a cloth that has been soaked in colloidal silver, and wait six minutes before drying with a dry towel.

17. Door Knobs and Other Contact Surfaces –

Similarly, you can spray colloidal silver lightly on your door knobs and other contact surfaces, in order to reduce the buildup and spread of microbes throughout your home.

18. Toothbrush –

We’ve often stated that next to your kitchen can opener, your toothbrush is probably the filthiest implement in your home, in terms of the potential for microbial contamination. Of course, cleaning and rinsing your toothbrush after each use alleviates a large part of this problem. Go one step further by lightly spraying the bristles and handle with colloidal silver after each usage, and microbial overgrowth will never be a worry again.

19. Kitchen Can Opener –

Several studies have shown that the can opener is generally the #1 filthiest implement in your house. That’s why regular cleaning of the handle and rotary blade is a must, and why most kitchen can openers allow for the handle and rotary blade to be easily removed for cleaning. After cleaning and drying you can go one step further by lightly spraying the handle and rotary blade with colloidal silver, and allowing it to air dry before reattaching it to the mainframe.

20. Water Pic or Other Oral Irrigator –

To prevent bacterial buildup in your oral irrigator, and to help further limit bacterial and plaque buildup around your teeth and gums, add 15 to 30 drops of colloidal silver to the reservoir of your oral irrigator every time you use it.

Too Expensive? No Way!

Some people might argue that it's too expensive to use colloidal silver for all of these antimicrobial purposes. After all, in health food stores and on the internet, colloidal silver can cost as much as $30 for a tiny four-ounce bottle.

But in reality, It’s very inexpensive to use colloidal silver for all of these purposes -- if you start making your own high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge.

With a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you’ll be able to make all of the super high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver you could ever need, quickly and easily, in the comfort and privacy of your own home, for less than 36 cents a quart!

Less Than 36 Cents a Quart When You Make Your Own!

That’s right. Less than 36 cents a quart! That's a little over a penny per ounce, compared to healthf food store prices that can be as high as $5 per ounce, or even higher!

In fact, it's so cheap to make your own high-quality colloidal sillver with a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you can literally afford to give it away free to friends, loved ones and family members.

And when you can make high-quality colloidal silver that inexpensively, you'll find dozens more uses for it that can protect your family against bacterial, viral and fungal infections all year long!

For more information, see, and learn how to save a whopping $100 on this bona fide breakthrough in home colloidal silver-making technology.

Helpful Links:

Colloidal Silver Kills Viruses

Colloidal Silver Cures MRSA

Make Your Own Colloidal Silver

The Colloidal Silver Secrets Video

The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual

The New Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator