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Mercury: Finding opportunity in the toxic trio

Posted on 26 October 2010

From Hardassetsinvestor.com: Remember our toxic trio: arsenic, the old poudre de succession; cadmium, the stuff of paints and batteries; and mercury, named for the ancient Roman god of speed, trade—and, these days, less and less.
Despite its extreme toxicity, mercury was once commonplace. It was often used in the milliner’s trade—as mercuric nitrate, or Hg(NO3)2—to make felt for hats, with some quite unpleasant side effects: For one, those poisoned by the metal appeared insane, giving rise to the phrase “mad as a hatter.”………………………………………Full Article: Source


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