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(nou) a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures (nou) messenger of Jupiter and god of commerce; counterpart of Greek Hermes (nou) the smallest planet and the nearest to the sun (nou) temperature measured by a mercury thermometer

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Cadmium and mercury are some of the more toxic heavy metals.

These metals are from the mining of gold and the indiscriminate use of mercury.

The exposure to mercury is the problem.

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