Since now everybody may learn from the work of our colleagues Béla Pécz and György Zoltán Radnóczi that there is a Hungarian disinfectant product called Nanosept, which contains silver nanoparticles. In Hungary this product is used for disinceting buses and shopping center premises.
As citizens of the state and especially of Budapest, we are happy about this, but as blood microscopists, real enthusiasm can only fill us if we see these nanoparticles under electron microscopes, too.
Fortunately, the micrograph shot by Gyuri Radnóczi proves that it is really silver and they are nanoparticles. By the way, the old saying “born with a silver spoon in his mouth” refers to the health-protecting effect of silver, too – although bacteria were first seen by the first famous microscopist, Leeuwenhoek, only in 1674.
And here is an image taken with the famous microscope of the EC MFA, just to convince you!