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[–] Frenchgeek 2 points 9 points (+11|-2) ago  (edited ago)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thiomersal_controversy

And at around 1 µg per dose, if you find it so dangerous, you better avoid fish too then...

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[–] belrial 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

These are probably the same types who realize carbon's safe, nitrogen is safe so therefore cyanide should be safe too. A little knowledge is definitely a dangerous thing.

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[–] Alias_Unknown 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

This is pandering to the fucking morons who don't know chemistry.

There's a big fucking difference between ethyl and methyl mercury.

Individual atoms in a molecule can have a huge impact. Take sodium for example. You swap out one atom and it becomes chlorine. Ones tasty and harmless, the other is toxic.

So Fuck off with your stupid shit.

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[–] Elcycs 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Take sodium for example. You swap out one atom and it becomes chlorine. Ones tasty and harmless, the other is toxic.

Yes. If you take one atom of any element and switch it with something completely different then you have something completely different. Also, I wouldn't recommend trying to eat sodium. I doubt that it's tasty and it would definitely be harmful.

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[–] Alias_Unknown 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I was referring specifically to salt. Which would be harmful if not lethal given a sufficient amount. However that can be said about anything.

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[–] chb1000000 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

"This is how I would normally handle chlorine, but when it's in salt I feel totally safe!"