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Posted by Mr. Barbarian at 2:09 PM
The increasing demand for energy efficient light bulbs - which require mercury to operate - are creating health risks for Chinese workers who manufacture the bulbs. The lack of uniform health and safety regulations in China have left large swaths of said workers with dangerously high levels of Mercury in their systems.
One worker is quoted:
Our forefathers had been mining for mercury since the Ming Dynasty [1368-1644] and in olden days there was no pollution from such small mines. But in modern times thousands of miners came to our land, dug it out and poured chemicals to wash away the waste. Our water buffaloes grew stunted from drinking the water and our crops turned grey. Our people fell sick and didn’t live long. Anybody who could do has left.
The article aslo describes the mining process:
Until recently, the conditions were medieval. Miners hewed chunks of rock veined with cinnabar, the main commercial source of mercury. They inhaled toxic dust and vapours as the material seethed in primitive cauldrons to extract the mercury. Nobody wore a mask or protective clothing.
BTW If a Mercury lightbulb breaks in your home the room should be cleared for at least 15 minutes in order to avoid inhaling Mercury vapors. Read more!
Posted by Mr. Barbarian at 12:15 PM