Possible time of origin : August 2014
Circulation platforms : Web, Youtube, Email
Circulation geography : Global
Analysis by Merofact Awareness Team: Its just a mere claim by Dr. Rima Laibow voiced via NGO Natural Solutions Foundation and not a proven truth actually we do not know any nano silver preparation from any manufacturer that can cure a viral disease. The most of the propaganda about the effectiveness of nanosilver to cure viral diseases presents a well cited scientific report published in the Journal of Nanobiotechnolgy in 2005. The article presents data showing nanosilver particles of size 1-10 nm can interact with the surface of HIV-1 and thereby inhibits their binding to susceptible human cells in vitro. Nine years passed by after this publication but we haven't heard of any clinical trial showing the effectiveness of nanosilver particles in curing HIV or any other viral diseases per se.
US Food and Drug Administration seriously took note of the claims made by Natural Solutions Foundation and issued a warning notice to them day before yesterday (September 23. 2014). FDA 's letter addressed to Dr. Laibow went on to say "Based on FDA's review, we have determined that your websites promote these products ( Dr. Rima Recommends™ The Silver Solution also referred to as "Silver Sol Nano Silver™") for conditions that cause the products to be drugs under section 201(g)(1)(B) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act) [21 U.S.C. §321(g)(1)(B)]. The therapeutic claims on your websites establish that the products are drugs because they are intended for use in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease."
During the last month both WHO and FDA warned consumers about fake unfounded claims on ways to prevent or cure Ebola. FDA press announcement with headline " FDA warns consumers about fraudulent Ebola treatment products " on August 14, 2014 clearly mentioned that, there are currently no FDA-approved vaccines or drugs to prevent or treat Ebola. On the other hand, very next day while addressing the topic of public fear and anxiety over Ebola Time quoted WHO ( World Health Organization ) saying “Recent intense media coverage of experimental medicines and vaccines is creating some unrealistic expectations, especially in an emotional climate of intense fear.”
Nanosilver are nothing but suspension of silver as we know from jewelry in the form of too small particles ( diameter in the range of nanometer). The smaller size distribution of already known material may impart new properties to the material, which recently brought a lot of attention to nanscience & nanotechnology. The newly acquired properties of a nanomaterial as in nanosilver preparations can be beneficial but we can not rule out possibilities of negative effect on our health. So to deal with them specially to use them on humans, we should be extremely cautious. Some even suggests prolonged use of nanosilver can impact one's health rather negatively.