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Icon 1 posted October 24, 2010 12:18      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I had no idea tht this is how some smelt gold. Simple enough. Scary dangerous. They are oly worried about being able to breath aound the mercury fumes ( imediate effects), but mercury builds up in the body and is not ecreted well ( long term effects). I feel bad for the kids there.

I like how this NPO tries to solve the problems that these peopel have and not to judge them. THey don't say, STOP , don't ever use mercury again, the try to teach them safer ways to do what they do. If what they did was outlawed, they would just puch such camps underground. the people there are not going to stop mining gold. it is ho they put food on thier table.

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before the invention of geletin based photogaphy, daguerreotypes required holind the exposed silver plate over a container of boiling mecury and letting the Hg vapors react withthe exposed silver. Not the safest procedure, and don't get started on mad hatters.

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Icon 1 posted October 24, 2010 14:17      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ Oh good Ash, I thought you were going to tell us you were making Fulminate of Mercury, I would be more worried about anyone around you if you over heat it.

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