Enviro Mercury and You
posted by July 23 at 17:26 PMon
Mercury poisoning has a delightful triad of characteristic symptoms:
1. Personality changes. (Think: Mad hatter from Alice in Wonderland.)
2. Uncontrollable shaking of the hands. Makes things like writing difficult.
3. (My favorite.) Swollen and bleeding gums combined with drooling.
Severe poisoning (typically from concentrations above 1 mg per cubic meter) shred your lungs until you die.
Basically, it’s like the delightful scene from the movie Airplane! in which the pilot collapses, dooming everyone. I can’t find it on YouTube, so enjoy these instead:
(Jonah asks, I deliver.)