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In what can only be put in plain words as a case of déjà vu, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has switched back to a silver-based water purification system from the one that was based on Iodine for International Space Station (ISS). Colloidal Silver has always been the water cleansing agent of choice for the Russian side of ISS. While ionic colloidal silver was used by NASA in the 1960s to ensure the safety and purity of astronaut’s drinking water for the Space Shuttle Program, NASA started using iodine as a water purifying agent for its later space missions.

However, since Russia’s water purification process has always been much more efficient than that of the US, NASA has made the decision to go back to using a silver-based water purification system. “Unlike iodine, silver doesn’t have to be filtered out of the water,” explains a report by Bloomberg, making a notation that iodine needs to be filtered out of the U.S. water after use. Moreover, Epsom salts (magnesium) need to be added to iodine filtered water to improve its taste.

NASA says silver is an effective purifying agent, despite what the FDA claims.

A statement put up on NASA website reads, “Due to widespread growth in the use of colloidal silver as a biocidal agent, development of a simple and cost efficient method of silver testing is valuable. On station, silver is used as a biocidal agent based on its antimicrobial properties in the potable water system.” In order to ensure the most effective and safe use of colloidal silver by people, NASA is actively supporting research on the optimum level of silver ion that should be present in water. The US side of the ISS will now be using its iodine based water purification system only as a backup.

This news comes as a vindication for millions of colloidal silver users across the world that have long been ridiculed by others with a misguided mainstream ideology that anything that has not been approved by established /standard agencies is a quackery.

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