We all know how monetarily valuable gold is, but it could be even more valuable than you’d think! Not only does bling make you look cooler, but gold also has other helpful uses… from a chemotherapy alternative, to protecting astronauts from harmful cosmic rays. Join Trace as he lists out 5 alternative uses for gold that you might not have known before!
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Gold Nanoparticles and Tea Compound Treat Prostate Cancer with Fewer Side Effects Than Chemotherapy
“Currently, large doses of chemotherapy are required when treating certain forms of cancer, resulting in toxic side effects.”
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“Commodities play an important role in our everyday lives-our houses are made of many resources, such as lumber and aluminum, and are heated with coal or natural gas.”
“Gold is an effective medicine for controlling some types of arthritis and related diseases. In some people it helps relieve joint pain and stiffness reduce swelling and bone damage and reduce the chance of joint deformity and disability.”
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“The number of cars on the world’s roads surpassed one billion last year, according to a study that has spurred debate on what the rapidly-growing car population will mean for the world’s economy and environment.”
Nanostellar – NASA
“Nanostellar develops advanced nanomaterial catalysts for an array of applications that include emissions control, energy efficiency, and the synthesis of chemical and fuels.”
World Gold Council – Uses – Technology
“Gold has a long and fascinating history of use in a diverse range of industries and applications.”
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