Sunday, January 11, 2009
Stop Buying Gold?
The only way to get the miners to stop using mercury is to stop buying gold. I have been watching the reports on the internet and listening to NPR's exhaustive coverage of the mining practices in China and Indonesia. It makes me sick that all this mercury pollution is over a few grams of gold. Honestly, I will personally never buy anything gold ever again without wondering how many people died or got sick from mercury poisoning. It is a cruel decision to make. After all, mining is a job that pays for families that would die without an income. Either way these people lose... All that glitters...
Posted by Michelle Wendt of SRI & ETTC at Sunday, January 11, 2009