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All That Glitters? 5 Ways to Look Closer at Gold

The root of all evil?

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While the word "gold" is often synonymous with luxury and we've been conditioned to consider it the ultimate gift, the truth is far more ugly. For a small taste, consider this from the EPA:

"About 20% of the world's gold is produced by the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector. This sector is also responsible for the largest releases of mercury to the environment of any sector globally. A major source of air pollution from mercury, artisanal and small-scale gold mining releases approximately 400 metric tons of airborne elemental mercury each year."

Yeah, this is yet another example of conventional wisdom being anything but wisdom.

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All That Glitters is Not Gold

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