Should blue men wear blue-on-blue outfits? You decide!

A blue sculpture of a man: or a sculpture of a blue man?
A blue sculpture of a man: or a sculpture of a blue man?Courtesy rbrwr
Oh, the things we learn from local news stations’ websites. Take this story, for example, brought to you by the hard-hitting news team of KVAL 13 out of Eugene, Oregon.

Due to their reported inability to be nice to him, Oregon is losing one of the world’s very few blue people to California. Typical – California gets everything (I’m thinking of the Wu-Tang Clan and Pauly Shore here). The blue man, one Paul Karason, is heading south in search of greener pastures, and he’s taking his condition with him.

The condition, known as argyria, is awfully rare, although not unheard of. Argyria is generally the result of ingesting too much colloidal silver (nano-sized particles of silver in liquid suspension). Colloidal silver is marketed as a dietary supplement, and many people (including Karason) believe it to be a sort of cure-all. Whenever your dealing with nano-sized particles, however, things are bound to get a little unusual, and colloidal silver’s actual ability to do any curing is perhaps debatable, although if turning your skin gray-blue is something you’re into, it may be the way to go. As silver particles deposit in the skin, as the internet has explained it to me, they begin to darken with exposure to sunlight (as in a silver emulsion photograph), resulting, in some people, in skin tones ranging from ashy to smurf. It doesn’t seem that there are any other significant health effects from colloidal silver consumption, although this site points out that silver is toxic (carcinogenic, in fact), and doesn’t actually play any role in the human body, and wikipedia mentions, as an aside, that extreme colloidal silver overdoses can lead to, ah, penile atrophy. I don’t know why this was an aside – it should have been the focus of the article.

It’s all certainly something to consider, isn’t it? Just last night I tried Goldschlager for the first time, hoping that it might turn me into a shining, golden man. And it did, in a way, but mostly it just turned my mouth kind of cinnamony, and my stomach kind of sour. That’s probably for the best, I suppose, because I’m not sure Minnesota could deal with a gold man any better than Oregon could deal with a blue one, and I’m not ready to move to California yet.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

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Anonymous says:

Yes, argyria (skin greying) is a very real side effect of excessive usage of colloidal silver.

But diabetes, pancreatitis and heart disease are very real side effects of excessive usage of sugar.

Cirrhosis of the liver and heart failure are very real side effects of the excessive usage of iron supplements. '

Kidney malfunction, calcification of soft tissue within the body, cellular toxicity and impaired immune function are very real side effects of excess usage of calcium.

Muscle pain, fatigue, irritability, depression, schizophrenia, fever, liver damage and anemia are very real side effects of the excessive usage of Vitamin A.

What's more, DEATH is a very real side effect of the excessive usage of...water (it's called "drowning").

None of those side effects justify being afraid to use the substances mentioned. Why? Because the key phrase involved in each one is "excessive use." When used in moderation, these substances are not only benign, but helpful. When used in excess, they can cause serious health consequences.

It is exactly the same with colloidal silver. If you use it in moderation it is completely harmless, and in fact extremely beneficial for boosting immunity and warding off infections of all sorts. It even helps the body heal from chronic degenerative diseases such as lupus, MS, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease and a host of others that often are caused by underlying hidden infections. But if used in excess daily over long periods of time, the result can be argyria, or skin-staining. It is a harmless, but cosmetically unappealing condition resulting from silver particles being pushed to the skin (the body's third major organ of elimination) at which point they oxidize (or tarnish)from exposure to the sun.

Out of the estimated 10 million users of colloidal silver throughout North America, only a very small handful have been naive, ignorant or ill-informed enough to take such excessive quantities over such long periods of time to result in skin-staining. It is ridiculous to blame the substance for the mis-use by the person. That's kinda like saying water is terrrible for you because several thousand people a year die in it due to drowning.

For anyone interested in learning about safe and common sense colloidal silver usage, please visit our web site at and download our FREE special report titled “What's the "Safest" Daily Dosage for Colloidal Silver?” which uses the EPA’s (Environmental Protection Agency) own figures to determine how much colloidal silver is safe to take daily. Just use the link in the located in the upper left-hand corner of the home page.

Also, if you want to learn even more about the safe usage of colloidal silver, a company called Life & Health Research Group has recently placed their one-hour, studio-quality Colloidal Silver Secrets video on sale for only twenty bucks. If features Steve Barwick, author of The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual, being interviewed relentlessly by television personality Kristyn Burtt on just about every aspect of colloidal silver usage you can imagine. Check it out now at

posted on Tue, 01/22/2008 - 12:52am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

What are your credentials and documentation of things you say? There still is no evidence of any real benefits and no established limit on the c. silver. What about any that goes through systems and ends up in our waters? PPCP's are a real issues to consider and we know very little.

posted on Thu, 07/14/2011 - 2:57pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think it is alright. its a way of showing they can match colors on there own

posted on Sat, 08/20/2011 - 3:31pm
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forget you to says:


posted on Sat, 10/15/2011 - 3:26pm
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forget you to says:

Have fun i think it is just a sculpture if there were blue people walking aroung earth wouldnt we know about it ?

posted on Sat, 10/15/2011 - 3:26pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says: skin!!!

posted on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 12:21pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

So some people have blue skin. They sould ware what they want to. If I had pink skin I would not ware pink. Ever hear of the freedom of speech it is the same thing with the freedom of close. I say let them ware wath they want

posted on Sun, 02/19/2012 - 11:43am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i think that people can make there own decisions about it express yourself thats all you have to do

posted on Fri, 03/23/2012 - 10:09am
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zugra says:

i thing it would be a good way to show creativity and show different expressions :)

posted on Sun, 08/05/2012 - 2:19pm
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sam slater says:

i think if you had blue skin you would die but at the same time you dont

posted on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:26am

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