“Dream Factory Miscellaneous” contains:”The addiction is so addictive that the person has tears and tears, and his hands and feet cannot be lifted. He can only bow his head to death and cannot exercise a little bit. Therefore, those who eat opium for a long time shrug their shoulders and necks, and the color is withered (léi, two beeps), and the sick man is dying.”
In the late Qing Dynasty in our country, you can see opium smoking everywhere People, men and women, such as the last queen Wanrong, have lived in an environment full of opium since she was a child, so she has also been infected with opium and does not think that opium is harmful.
However, long-term consumption of opium has caused changes in both body and spirit. In modern times, Western powers reversed the Western world’s trade deficit with China through vigorously dumping opium into my country. Before the Opium War, the amount of silver flowing into India was as high as 5-6 million taels every year.
but opium does not It did not appear in modern times. As early as the 5th century BC, the Greek squeezed the flower or fruit of the poppy as medicine. It was to detoxify. Later, it was discovered that it had the effects of calming the nerves, relieving cough, and analgesic, so it began to spread. The Greeks at that time called it”Abian”.
After being introduced to Persia, the Persians called it”Abian”. Our country changed the sound of”A” to”crow”, and in 7 or 8 BC In the century, poppy was also introduced to my country as a medicinal material. At that time, people called it”Diye Er”, and commented that”Shenfang Qianjuan, the name of the medicine is 800, and the yellow pill can make a difference and eliminate all diseases.”
in thousands During the year, opium was not a prohibited item. “Da Ming Hui Dian” even recorded that Asian vassals paid tribute to the Ming imperial family. In the”Da Ming Hui Dian”, its name is”Wu Xiang”.
But what is unexpected is that opium finally became synonymous with”drugs.” In fact, many inventions first appeared for the benefit of mankind, but turned out to be a tool of murder that harmed mankind. Including opium, there are three notorious inventions in history.
The second is Radium, as we all know nowadays, radium is an element with strong radiation. Its discoverer, Madame Curie, died of leukemia due to long-term contact with radiation elements.
But people first realized”radiotherapy” using radium, which gave countless cancer patients hope and prolonged their lives, but Mrs. Curie never thought about it. Radium was eventually used in the military field and became one of the materials for the development of nuclear weapons. The damage it caused was extremely huge. Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan are living examples.
The third is Melamine, when talking about melamine today, most people think of the”Sanlu Incident”. The impact of this dairy product contamination incident is extremely bad. According to the”Weekly Quality Report” published in 2011″The survey shows that 70%of Chinese people still dare not buy domestic milk.
However, melamine was first introduced and used as a chemical raw material. It is a triazine-type nitrogen-containing heterocyclic organic compound, commonly known as melamine and protein essence. In the early 19th century, German chemist Liebig, known as the”father of the fertilizer industry”, discovered the importance of nitrogen for plant nutrition.
Melamine is used The fertilizer industry has also greatly increased the yield of crops and solved the problem of human food. Secondly, the condensation polymerization of melamine and formaldehyde can obtain melamine resin, which is usually used in the plastics and coating industries.
But melamine is harmful to humans and cannot be used in food processing or food additives. On October 27, 2017, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer announced the carcinogenicity Melamine is on the list of 2B carcinogens.
can be because of some The businessman’s desire for interest, he actually mixed melamine into the milk powder for babies and children, and his behavior was really hateful.