Definitions

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  • noun Same as argyrism.

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  • noun medicine A condition caused by improper exposure to silver or its compounds, the most dramatic symptom being a bluish-grey discoloration of the skin.

Etymologies

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argyr- + -ia

Examples

  • High solutions (100 parts per million or above) may carry an increased risk of side effects, including a condition called argyria, in which the skin darkens or turns blue.

    Alison Rose Levy: Is Silver the Solution?

  • It continued to be used in some over-the-counter medicines until 1999, when the FDA banned it because it causes argyria, which is a result of the silver reacting with light the same way it does in photography.

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  • Minority parties have a tendency to be kook magnets, and the Libertarian Party is no exception (would you rather we talk about Stan Jones, who turned himself blue with argyria because of ongoing ingestion of colloidal silver?).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Libertarianism:

  • Minority parties have a tendency to be kook magnets, and the Libertarian Party is no exception would you rather we talk about Stan Jones, who turned himself blue with argyria because of ongoing ingestion of colloidal silver?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Libertarianism:

  • In 1996, a woman named Rosemary told a Canadian reporter what it's like to have argyria.

    - Boing Boing

  • Not surprisingly, people who with argyria say their condition draws a lot of unwanted attention.

    - Boing Boing

  • The only thing the hucksters donit claim colloidal silver can treat is argyria, an irreversible blue-gray skin condition caused by the ingestion of silver.

    - Boing Boing

  • Paul Karason of Madera, CA, has argyria, which makes your skin blue.

    - Boing Boing

  • Since most of us don't want a permanent skin color change, recommended dosages of nano-sized whole silver products at low parts (30 or below) per million, will not produce argyria, scientists say.

    Alison Rose Levy: Is Silver the Solution?

  • Further, a recent study indicates that argyria can only result from the consumption of ionic forms of silver, not from metallic silver or metallic silver nano-particle products.

    Alison Rose Levy: Is Silver the Solution?

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  • Argyria (ISV from Greek: ἄ�?γυ�?ος argyros silver + -ia) is a condition caused by the ingestion of elemental silver, silver dust or silver compounds. The most dramatic symptom of argyria is that the skin becomes blue or bluish-grey colored. Argyria may be found as generalized argyria or local argyria. Argyrosis is the corresponding condition related to the eye. The condition is believed to be permanent, but laser therapy may be helpful.

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    February 24, 2008