Many other items contain gold in it that you would not expect:
Gold has been used in the medical field to help treat rheumatoid arthritis. Sodium aurothiomalate, aurothioglucose, and auranofin contain a compound of gold. It is administered by injection in the muscle. They have been proven effective, but there are many adverse side effects. In the U.S. the compound goes by the name gold sodium thiomalate and has recently been discontinued in the U.S. Auranofin is still in use in the U.S.
The Many Places You Can Find Gold
Lagophthalmos is a medical condition where the person is unable to close their eyelids completely. Small amounts of gold are implanted in the upper part of the eyelid. The Gold serves as a weight and helps the eyelid close entirely. Gold is a great alloy to use because there is only a small percentage in the world allergic to it.
Gold is associated with Purity, and this is why it is the top choice metal to make religious relics. When you go to church, you will notice that crosses and communion-ware are made in gold or a gold plating.
NASA helmets have a visor that is coated with gold. It helps to reflect the solar radiation to protect the astronaut’s skin and eyes.
Gold leaf is on the domes of religious building’s hemispherical tops such as on the Taj Mahal. Customer cards have gold leaf lettering. Another beautiful landmark is the Prague Astronomical Clock which is over 600 years old has gold leaf on the face of the entire clock.
Olympic gold medals were made of solid gold until 1912, the last solid gold medal given was in Stockholm Sweden. They are now made of 92.5% Silver and 3mm of gold overlay with at least a total of 6 grams of gold.
So you can see that Gold is everywhere. Gold is used in items from small electronics to big buildings. This is why it is the most sought-after metal and holds it’s value.