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5 Facts you should know about

Argyria

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1

Argyria is a rare skin disease

that causes people to turn a blue-gray color.

2

The rare skin discoloration happens

when a person is exposed to silver for a long period of time.

3

People working in sliver mining,

silver refining, jewelry making, silverware and metal alloy manufacturing, and photographic processing may be exposed to silver in their workplace.

4

People taking dietary supplements

containing colloidal silver can develop argyria.

5

Once the skin turns blue-gray

from argyria, the effects can’t be reversed.

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