In early 2008 television news reports began being broadcast about a man named Paul Karason, who had, by his own admission, turned blue after drinking excessively large amounts of colloidal silver daily for over 12 years.
The first televised reports appeared on CNN. They were a bit sketchy in detail. But in subsequent interviews with other television stations Mr. Karason explained that he had been drinking as many as 10 ounces of colloidal silver per day, sometimes doing so twice a day, for years on end. He also began rubbing it into his skin each day, in an attempt to eradicate an apparently self-diagnosed case of dermatitis.
After a number of television appearances, he ended up on Oprah, where he was interviewed by Oprah and her personal physician Dr. Oz. This resulted in a number of news articles being written about him, with headlines such as "Colloidal Silver Blue Man Enjoying His Newfound Celebrity."
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