Silver is one of the most bendable metals, second only to gold. It is useful for its high electrical and thermal conductivity as well as it reflective power and white color. Commonly known uses are in jewelry, coins and cutlery as well as in many electronics.
Silver is a found in aragonite and stephanite. It is released into the water supply from weathering. It is not in any way a dietary requirement. In larger amounts some silver compounds are known to be toxic.« Back to Glossary Index