Nicole Mccrorie Link The products and impacts of Lithium


Lithium. The 21st century gold rush. The highly valuable alkali powered metal has become an asset in our daily utensils. Electric toothbrushes, E-bikes, cell phones, tablets and even car batteries all contain the powerful key component.

The inspiration towards studying the production and the harmful effects of lithium originated from the 2018 documentary; Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. In this film it demonstrates the Chilean dessert, one of the driest desserts in the world, also home to 22% of the global lithium production.

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