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Camimex highlights the use of minerals for the medical and pharmaceutical industry

The Mining Chamber of Mexico (Camimex) highlighted the use of minerals for the medical and pharmaceutical industry.

Global health had a major impact since the appearance of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, when China informed the world in December 2019 of the appearance of a new disease and before a susceptible world population, causing it to spread so rapidly , which only took months to spread around the world.

This new disease represented a challenge for the medical industry and governments worldwide due to the ignorance of its nature, the lack of an effective treatment and the existence of a vaccine, which was reflected in an increase in excess mortality in the world.

In general, minerals are essential for everyday life, as well as for the medical and pharmaceutical industry.

Gold

Gold nanoparticles are the main material in the rapid test suite (TDR) used around the world. Used in laser beams for greater precision in the treatment of patients with heart problems or tumors whose operation was previously unthinkable.

Silver

Used in medical and surgical equipment, due to their conductive qualities they are part of the electronic circuits of almost all medical equipment. It works as a disinfectant for medicinal purposes, particularly in dentistry, for bactericides and antiseptics, mirrors.

Magnesium sulphate

As a neuroprotector in premature labor, in the production of soaps, liquid shampoo, shower gel, toilets, handicrafts, porcelains

Iron

Stainless steel is commonly used in medical equipment and hospital surfaces as it is very easy to clean and sterilize.

Fluorite and medical industry

It is the most important input for the manufacture of prescription inhalers for patients with respiratory diseases, the group most vulnerable to Covid-19. In optics, to produce special lenses.

Feldspar

Tiles for walls, sinks, toilets, handicrafts, porcelains.

Molybdenum

Manufacture of steel, as a component of super-alloys,

Zinc

It is used as a pharmaceutical input, dietary supplement, and other medicinal uses.

Manganese

It is used in disposable and rechargeable batteries, steel of all kinds, as an animal micronutrient and fertilizer.

Salt

Preparation of chlorine and soda, as well as widely used cleaning chemicals. Salt is very useful for maintaining hygiene in quarantine.

Cast

It is used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Magnesium sulphate

As a neuroprotector in premature labor, in the production of soaps, liquid shampoo, shower gel, toilets, handicrafts, porcelains

Medical industry and copper

It helps to eliminate microbial contaminants and has antiseptic properties to mitigate the possibilities of contagion by Covid-19, through the use of masks with nanoparticles of the red metal, manufacture of copper medical supplies.

Sodium sulfate

Detergents, glasses, automotive seats, chemicals, paper industry.

Baryta

Used in radiology for X-rays of the digestive system. It is used in the production of hydrogen peroxide.

Silicon, copper, magnesium, sulfur, iron, selenium, iodine or zinc are also essential elements for cell renewal and skin stimulation.

 

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