Colloidal silver is not something I had ever heard of until I began reading (and writing) blogs about cloth diapering. I read that some parents add it to their cloth diaper wash because of its incredible anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. The ions in silver act to effectively and completely destroy important enzymes in the cells of pathogens, killing them immediately. Colloidal silver is composed of sliver particles suspended in water that can be used as a disinfectant for appliance, fabrics, an anti-biotic treatment for external cuts and infections of the skin and even the eyes. It is widely used as a disinfectant in hospitals where infections can be easily spread. In fact, colloidal sliver can even knock out the super bug MRSA.