The Blue Men: colloidal silver & argyria

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I’d never even heard of this phenomenon until a few months ago when a colloidal silver zealot posted a long screed about its benefits at a messageboard I frequent. Every other sentence was a condescending chip-on-its-shoulder bit of trollbait, and he predictably went completely batshit & drove off in the waaaambulance the moment somebody pointed out the weaksauce in his argument & data.

I got curious, though, and looked into it online. What followed was several hours of solid, wall-to-wall WTF.

And before the accusation is made: yes, I’m fully aware how easy it is tint somebody’s skin tone in photoshop –or any visual media, for that matter. The links below, also, weren’t picked with any real due consideration…just curiosity throwing darts in the webosphere. Consider it all a priori.

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    16 Responses to The Blue Men: colloidal silver & argyria

    1. i actually lol’d at kelsey grammer


    2. I’ve already seen most of this photos, these are not shopped, you can also find some movies on youtube.

      But… guy on the third photo looks really weird, like starved smurf…


    3. Paul Karason was actually on TV a while back when the health channel was doing a piece on Colloidal Silver poisoning. It was pretty interesting since I myself used to take it. Use to make it myself as well.


    4. Brings a whole new meaning to the term “Blue Balls.”


    5. Wicked halloween customs! 4 life!


    6. Someday, some nut is going to sell lead pellets and write a whole article about how lead being classified as poisonous was a huge conspiracy by the big drug companies.


    7. I’ve got a Health Encyclopaedia from 1959 on my bookshelf and I looked up Argyria and it said “see Pigmentation of Skin”.

      Pigmentation of Skin has a whole bunch of stuff, including albinism and other disorders but here’s what it said about Argyria:

      Administration of arsenic may cause skin pigmentation and the taking of silver nitrate may lead to a leaden-grey hue of the whole skin (argyria).


    8. Heard about the blue people of Kentucky?

      I don’t actually know how accurate any of that article is. But it is interesting.


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