This One Cool Material Will Make WorkSafeBC Hate You (Number 1,2,3, and 4 will kill you)

October 1, 2021

Adam Geller

Asbestos, Lead, Mercury, and Radium were (and in some cases still are) commonly used materials. They have properties that make them super useful for various tasks, like heat-resistant insulation or self-luminescence. However, they've all been found to cause death in various ways. As science and work place safety advance, will we continue to find out that materials around us will kill us? Can we ever trust that our environment won't cause us harm? I don't know, and I don't seek to answer such a heavy topic in this talk, but come find out about things that we now know to be harmful!