Mercury (II) Binding Activity of Vegetable and Fruit Juices: Identifying Potential Detoxifying Juice
Updated: Jul 2
| CRIMSON PUBLISHERS | June 18, 2018 | University of British Columbia |
| Eduardo Jovel, Zyta Abramowski, Elena Pakalnis, Bruce Marshall, and Marcello Veiga |
"Artisanal gold ore processing is known to cause high levels of mercury contamination to human populations due mainly to many miners burning gold amalgams without the use of safety equipment and/or mercury capture systems."
"The current study demonstrated that select vegetables tested at different juice concentrations (10%, 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100%) showed good potential for Hg (II) binding activity, which could be applied as a chelation technique to individuals contaminated with mercury."
"In order to effectively introduce a juice program incorporating the use of selected vegetables with high mercury-binding capacity and available locally, it is imperative to first consult with locals regarding their interest in participating in a second step of this study."
"To begin with, an assessment of all contaminated individuals in the area, including miners and other family members, needs to be conducted."
It’s everywhere: in the rain, snow, our food, our waters, even in the human placenta! Mercury is poisoning life on Earth.
ARE YOU AWARE Artisanal miners' gold ore processing produces 20% of the world's supply of gold used in our jewellery, iPad’s, iPhone, computers, and other electronics devices and is the world's largest anthropogenic source of deadly mercury pollution overtaking coal fired plants mercury emissions in 2017?
Artisanal miners' ore processing uses mercury, a deadly neurotoxin and precursor to an even deadlier neurotoxin Methylmercury @ 100 times more potent than elemental mercury to extract liberated gold from crushed or milled ore by forming an amalgam which is vaporized leaving the gold while releasing ~1,220 tonnes of mercury to our atmosphere annually .
Mercury pollution is documented in 2021 by Oxford University earth scientists to stay airborne up to one year then precipitates back to Earth in the form of rain and snow.
The morbid irony lies in the fact the same vaporized mercury is polluting the air we all breathe, contaminating our drinking water, polluting the Oceans we swim, poisoning the fish we consume especially tuna where mercury bioaccumulates the most causing health issues, and global biodiversity destruction.
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