Industrial Hazards, Hollywood Style

JOHNNY-DEPP-ALICE-IN-WONDERLAND-6181Friday, March 12, 2010

In Tim Burton’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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