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Uses of Lead and Mercury

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1.1 Uses & Benefits
  • It is also used in insecticides, hair dyes and as an anti-knocking additive for petrol. But all these are banned by the government as Lead metal is known for detrimental to health.
  • It is a liquid metal at room temperature, but it is a toxic heavy metal and hence many uses of mercury are under review or phased out.
  • It is manly used as a catalysts in chemical industry.
1.1.1 Industrial Uses
Chemical Industry, Electrical Industry, Electronic Industry
Electrical Industry, Electronic Industry
1.1.2 Medical Uses
Surgical Instruments Manufacturing
Dentistry
1.1.3 Other Uses
Alloys
Alloys, Mirror Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Industry
1.2 Biological Properties
1.2.1 Toxicity
Toxic
Highly Toxic
1.2.2 Present in Human Body
70% Post Transition Metals Metals have it !
60% Transition Metals Metals have it !
1.3.1 In Blood
Uses of Sodium
0.21 Blood/mg dm-3
Rank: 11 (Overall)
0.01 Blood/mg dm-3
Rank: 23 (Overall)
Uses of Plutonium
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1.3.2 In Bone
Uses of Calcium
30.00 p.p.m.
Rank: 10 (Overall)
0.45 p.p.m.
Rank: 19 (Overall)
Uses of Plutonium
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