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Silver is also a heavy metal, is it harmful to human body?
- Oct 21, 2018 -

Silver is the 47th element of the periodic table and belongs to heavy metals. However, silver is the only safe heavy metal. OEKO-TEX-100 eco-textiles limit the following heavy metals from the perspective of human hazards and environmental pollution, such as lead, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, nickel and mercury. EU ROHS limits the content of heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and chromium. There is no limit to the silver content.



The US Public Health Bureau's 1990 "Investigation Report on Silver Toxicity" stated that silver has no obvious side effects on human body; it has been found through experiments that the maximum oral tolerance of mice is 925 mg/kg, which is equivalent to 4,625 times the clinical dose. At the time, there was no toxic reaction, and no irritating reaction was found in the rabbit skin irritation test.


KAZHTEX silver fiber is contact-sterilized, non-dissolving and harmless to the human body. It is used in textiles (especially underwear) to prevent the invasion of foreign microorganisms and to provide a protective barrier to the human body. It reflects the new concept of health care from the "post-treatment" to the "pre-existing prevention".


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