What is it?
Silver nitrate has many uses in industry, in health care, and in the home. Silver nitrate has been applied to the skin to cauterize bleeding, heal wounds, and treat warts. Silver dyes are still widely used at home and in beauty shops for dyeing eyebrows and lashes.

How can I avoid it?
Avoidance requires reading the product labels, package inserts, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer.

Uses
• Alloys and solders
• Analytic reagent
• Etching ivory
• Explosives
• Hair dye
• Manufacturing of mirrors
• Photographic developing solution
• Porcelain coloring
• Silver plating
• Styptic agent
• Medicinal use
     -Astrigent
     -Antiseptic
     -Bladder irrigation
     -Treatment for mucosal ulcerations, cervicovaginitis, and conjunctivitis
     -Wound treatment and dressings

Other names for Silver Nitrate
• AgNO3
• Silver nitrite
• Lunar caustic

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances
• Nitric acid, silver salt

How safe is it?

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