Man turns blue
after using silver extract for skin treatment
An Oregon native's face turns
blue after rubbing colloidal silver to treat skin problems.
A 57-year-old Oregon man has turned the "feeling blue"
cliché to the real deal. The story goes: Paul Karason from
Oregon developed a bad case of dermatitis, caused by stress and
to battle the problem he started drinking a substance called
colloidal silver. This product is made by electrorefining -
extracting the silver from metal using electricity. But the
problems of the poor man turning blue did not start until he
decided to rub the solution on his face, directly on the skin.
The "blue man" was quoted: "The change was so gradual that I
didn't perceive it and other people around me likewise. It
wasn't until a friend I hadn't seen in several months came by my
parents' place to see me and he asked me "What did you do?""
Following the incident, Paul Karason has moved to California in
hopes of finding acceptance. "I do tend to avoid public
places as much as I can," he said.
You can even watch the CNN report of the
man turning blue on YouTube. Here is the video: