Lagos - The manufacturers of Nanosilver, Minerals for Life Ltd., on Thursday denied the claim that the mineral solution was a cure for Ebola Virus.
This is contained in a statement by the sub Saharan Africa Coordinator of the company, Adetunji Fadayiro, in Lagos.
The statement stated that the company was involved in the manufacturing, distribution and marketing of mineral solutions such as Nanosilver, Vitamin and Mineral infused water, among others.
It stated that the Nanosilver solution was meant to boost the immune system and provide the needed nutrients for the proper functioning of the body.
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"Our brand of Nanosilver is classified as a dietary supplement.
"Minerals for Life cater for numerous customers who utilise our Nanosilver solution as an immune booster in a number of health situations.
"Concerned clientele have in recent days drawn our attention to a claim that Nanosilver solution which is marketed for human consumption and ingestion is a pesticide.
"It is, therefore, pertinent to address this information in the public domain. Nanosilver is approved by the USA Department of Agriculture and Food, with a pesticide registration.
"Nanosilver is also approved by the same USA Department of Agriculture and Food with Food Establishment approval.
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"Amongst other approvals, Nanosilver is approved for purchase by the USA Government Veterans Hospital Association both as a disinfectant and supplement,’’ it stated.
The statement stated that Nanosilver had 15 government approvals for various uses.
It stated that the company donated Nanosilver immune booster, which currently had the status of a food supplement, to assist the patients of the current Ebola pandemic.