• Question: So what have you discovered about silver that you think makes it good for tackling with superbugs

    Asked by rooshq to Jo on 25 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
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      Joanna Buckley answered on 25 Jun 2010:

      Hiya rooshq 🙂

      Well it’s been knows for centuries that silver does this (the ancient Greeks and Roman used silver to store water) but no one really knows why and to be honest, they still don’t. That’s a bit too biological for me so as a chemist, I know that it works… I just try and make it better!!

      Silver only works by being soluble so you have to wet the silver dressing before you put it on your yukky wound. Silver’s expensive, using too much of it is toxic and we’ll develop a resistance to it sooner so I’ve been working on how we can use less silver but still get the same amazing effects. 🙂