Friday, March 12, 2010

Industrial hazards, Hollywood style

In Tim Buron's new Alice in Wonderland, Johnny Depp plays the mad, mad hatter indeed. It is well known that chronic occupational exposure to mercury caused many a hatter to exhibit slurred speech, tremors, irritability, shyness, depression, and other neurological symptoms. Read more on mercury, mad hatters, and mercury's occupational health risks on the NIOSH website: NIOSH Backgrounder: Alice's Mad Hatter and Work-Related Illness.

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