From 2013: The surprising source of most mercury pollution: Gold mining

Please click on the image below to see the full pdf of the article.

Click here to see gold items that I have tested with an XRF that were also positive for mercury.

The original link to article from 2013 can be seen here.

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A graphic depicting sources of mercury pollution from the original article on LiveScience:

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2 Responses to From 2013: The surprising source of most mercury pollution: Gold mining

  1. Caroline October 18, 2018 at 5:48 pm #

    Have you ever tested Platinum jewelry? What is the typical composition?

    • Tamara October 18, 2018 at 11:13 pm #

      Yes – and I have never found any toxicants in it (no lead, mercury, cadmium or arsenic.)

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