Morgellons UK Campaign

Raising awareness to the public and professionals about an emerging disease


You are here: Morgellons UK > Research > Image Bank > Matalic-like particles

Metalic-like particles expelled from skin pores

Sufferers report expelling glitter and metal particles from skin. Hexagonal samples are often green or purple. Average sample diametre is approx 230 microns (just visible to naked eye).

Comparison of commercial craft glitter (above, left) with sample from skin (above, right). Dimensions nearly identical. Further analysis required to establish whether hexagons are morgellon element or artifact.

x1000. SEM images by Mark Darrah (Stony Brook University, New York) Raman Spec result: organophosphate or acetate. If compound is acetate, sample likely to be craft glitter.

x1000. SEM images by Mark Darrah (Stony Brook University, New York) Raman Spec result: 70% chance tannins. x400. SEM images by Mark Darrah (Stony Brook University, New York) Raman Spec result: Substance unknown. x400
x400 x400 x400
x400 x500. SEM images by Mark Darrah (Stony Brook University, New York), analysed a metalic particle from a sufferer's facial lesion. Raman spectroscopy result: Iron and Chromium (Fe/Cr) flake.