Malachite Precaution and Dangers Everyone Should Know
Today I want to address something and offer some words of advice. I see this picture going around on the internet via social media (FB and IG) and people be like... OMG I want this, I want this!!! Malachite is amazing, not only for it's beauty but for it's metaphysical properties. HOWEVER, Malachite releases toxic fumes when it gets moist, so the bathroom is the worst place to have it. Having a malachite bathroom as in the picture? Beautiful, yes but when it comes to malachite it can be dangerous as well.
Malachite is also another of the minerals that should NEVER be used to make Crystal elixirs or any kind of Crystal water to be ingested. Great care must be exercised in working with Malachite, as it can be poisonous in its raw state.
Stones like malachite and Azurite in it's raw form when touched or held in the hands can release the mineral powder which can be dangerous if it is inhaled, ingested, or contacted by exposed skin, the effect can be injurious to your health.
I know many will say, "well in this bathroom it is polished, so it should be ok" and the answer is that one should be cautious when using Malachite. Yes in polished form it is perfectly safe to use, but stones can break too and many things can happens.
As a mother myself one thing that comes to mind will be for small children or animals to find a piece of the Malachite's sink cracked or broken and lick or bite the stone. A crack could happen inside the wall of a malachite bathtub and every time you take a bath copper ioxide could be released which can be very dangerous to humans and animals alike.
I myself love Malachite for many reason, but warning about Crystals & Stones that posses some risks is as important as morally ethical and people should know, so they can make informed decisions, for themselves, their families and their homes.
Malachite is super safe to be used in many ways, but one must proceed with caution and knowing how to use it. So please do your own research when using or working with crystals.
I also posted years ago in an article on my website about this called, "Crystal precautions, a list of potentially toxic minerals."
This by all means is not intended to scare you about the crystals that you and I love so much!! but to educate you and provide some helpful information for you to know.
Some minerals contains poisonous elements, such as copper, lead, zinc and arsenic. Which can be a problem if you plan using your crystals to create gem elixirs.
Lapidary professionals could tell you how dangerous is for them when they're cutting these kind of minerals.
There is actually a great post I came across, where a professional share his very own story of how cutting and working with these minerals without proper protective wear was making him sick.
If you are a jewelry maker or a Crystal enthusiast without much knowledge of the dangers of "some" minerals, and you cut, or hand polish malachite stones you can unknowingly be putting your health at risk. With the dangers of handling and working with raw malachite, precautions should be taken. These are things everyone working with crystals should know, and this is the reason why I wanted to share with you.
I hope you enjoy the information I share with you and that you find it helpful and informative.
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