Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin


hzbEMIL • Watching the Secret Lives of Atoms

Egg, spoon, vacuum

authored 4 years ago:

The sample

Here connecting the vacuum unit to the processing machine. Particle filter masks have to be worn to protect against stray Selenium.

  • authored 4 years ago:

    Selenium is essential for the human being - but only in a special dose. If the dose of selenium is too high, it can irritate the respiratory system. Over a long period of time an overdose can damage lung, liver and kidneys.

  • authored 4 years ago:

    Not a clue. I would think so, otherwise: why the masks? But what exactly Selen does to you - I have no idea.

    Anybody else around here who can help us with this?

  • authored 4 years ago:

    Nice picture! What would happen, if the scientist breathes some selen atoms? Is it dangerous?