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[–]i_cansmellthat 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

So the vox article states: "But it’s also an element that occurs naturally all over the Earth’s crust — including in bodies of water."

According to the wiki on lithium, "It never occurs freely in nature, but only in (usually ionic) compounds, such as pegmatitic minerals which were once the main source of lithium. Due to its solubility as an ion, it is present in ocean water and is commonly obtained from brines."

Link to vox

Link to wiki

I'm not a chemist, but isn't there some contradiction there?

If it ever does start to be seriously considered, we should start a group to advocate that lithium be available over the counter. After all, the ingestion rate would be unregulated so therefore dosage should not have to be regulated by a physician.

[–]MojaveCoyote 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They're also consistently raising the level of the amount of radiation they say is safe for humans as cancer rates skyrocket. I like your advocacy idea for lithium. We have to start somewhere.