Reminder: Ingesting Silver Does Not Cure Anthrax Or Swine Flu

Sure, there are plenty of websites out there touting colloidal silver as a miracle cure for every disease in existence. This would be great if it actually worked. Now that flu season looms and H1N1/swine flu panic has returned to the nation, Consumer Reports Health would like to remind you that no, you can’t cure chronic or communicable diseases with colloidal silver. Plus, it might turn your skin blue.

Certain people might want to obtain antiviral drugs, but even they aren’t for everyone. So what can you do to prepare for regular old flu season and possible swine flu problems? Get vaccinated, practice good hygiene, and don’t panic.

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