Mercury Used Within the Manufacturing Process of Silk During the 19th Century and the Reason Las Vegas, United States of America Legalized Gambling

In the 19th and early 20th century, mercury was used to make silk appear shiny. It is easy to tell if mercury was used in the manufacturing process because old silk will degrade and break apart if it has mercury in it. Gambling was legalized in Nevada, United States of America in 1931 in an effort to lift the state out of the Great Depression...

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