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- Categories: Sensitizing
Metallic element that in cosmetics can have disinfecting properties; however, prolonged contact can turn skin grayish blue. Silver can be sensitizing to skin, and can cause silver toxicity.
References for this information:
Annals of Dermatology and Venereology, February 2002, pages 217–219
Critical Reviews in Toxicology, May 1996, pages 255–260
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