Gold inside human body

 


 

Human body absorb small amounts of gold (0.2mg) from our environment, but it serves no known purpose.
Largely inert, it is non-toxic in small doses. Gold compound sodium aurothiomalate can, however, reduce inflammation inarthritis patients, althought its mechanism of action isn't fully understood. Researchers are currently investigating the use of nanoparticles equipped with antibodies which could latch on to cancer cells to help speed up diagnosis.