“Mad as a hatter” In 18th and 19th century England, mercury was used in the production of felt, which was used in the manufacturing of hats common of the time. People who worked in these hat factories were exposed daily to trace amounts of the metal, which accumulated within their bodies over time, causing some workers to develop dementia caused by mercury poisoning. Thus the phrase “Mad as a Hatter” became popular as a way to refer to someone who was perceived as insane.

“Mad as a hatter” In 18th and 19th century England, mercury was used in the production of felt, which was used in the manufacturing of hats common of the time. People who worked in these hat factories were exposed daily to trace amounts of the metal, which accumulated within their bodies over time, causing some workers to develop dementia caused by mercury poisoning. Thus the phrase “Mad as a Hatter” became popular as a way to refer to someone who was perceived as insane.

A Victorian Millinery Catalogue from 1896.  Mad hatter disease, or mad hatter syndrome, is a commonly used name for hatmakers whose felting work involved prolonged exposure to mercury vapours.  By the turn of the 20th century, mercury poisoning among British hatters had become  quite rare.

A Victorian Millinery Catalogue from 1896. Mad hatter disease, or mad hatter syndrome, is a commonly used name for hatmakers whose felting work involved prolonged exposure to mercury vapours. By the turn of the 20th century, mercury poisoning among British hatters had become quite rare.

EMOTIONAL CORE -main relationship(s): Z, parents, A, "friends", teacher ^plot backwards (purpose, conflict, end)

EMOTIONAL CORE -main relationship(s): Z, parents, A, "friends", teacher ^plot backwards (purpose, conflict, end)

Hat making in the past exposed many workers to toxic mercury, and the condition was officially known as "mad hatter disease." Hatter's shakes, or tremors, were common in both the US and Europe.

Hat making in the past exposed many workers to toxic mercury, and the condition was officially known as "mad hatter disease." Hatter's shakes, or tremors, were common in both the US and Europe.

Green Tea has many benefits. It is said to help with rheumatoid arthritis, high cholesterol levels, heart disease, and so much more.  Mad Hatter has two types of Green Tea - Strawberry and Blueberry. Which one is your favorite?

Green Tea has many benefits. It is said to help with rheumatoid arthritis, high cholesterol levels, heart disease, and so much more. Mad Hatter has two types of Green Tea - Strawberry and Blueberry. Which one is your favorite?

The Hatter and the March Hare are initially referred to as "both mad" by the Cheshire Cat, and both first appear in the seventh chapter of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which is titled "A Mad Tea-Party".

The Hatter and the March Hare are initially referred to as "both mad" by the Cheshire Cat, and both first appear in the seventh chapter of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which is titled "A Mad Tea-Party".

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