Daily Use of Conflict Minerals in America

From: Source Intelligence
February 25th, 2013 | 2 Comments

Ever since Dodd-Frank Section 1502 was passed “Conflict Minerals” have become industry buzz words.

What are “Conflict Minerals” and why should it matter to the average American?

Conflict Minerals are minerals mined in conditions of armed conflict and human rights abuses, notably in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The minerals, also known as 3TG are: Tantalum (Columbite-Tantalite), Tin (Cassiterite), Tungsten (Wolframite) and Gold.

An average American uses Conflict Minerals throughout their daily routine. Typically, we begin our day by brushing our teeth with Tin (contained in toothpaste), followed by dressing in Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten AND Gold and continued by using the 3TG by jumping in our cars to work, school, etc.

Unfortunately, many Americans are unaware of which products contain 3TG or where they are sourced from. Meaning, we may unknowingly be fueling the armed conflict and human rights abuses by using 3TG in our daily lives.

What is the daily use of conflict minerals in America?

Daily Use of Conflict Minerals

Learn more about Conflict Minerals at: http://www.source-44.com/cm

  • Dave shires

    Cool chart, but why minutes? Would the amount of minerals be more important? If I use them for a lot o time I’m actually being more efficient!

  • buckymail83

    Just another manufactured problem.

    Yes, fraud and other abuses occur. Given money, some of the countries involved just might correct their ways. Denied that, they will sink towards the level of Somalia.

    Oh wait, China will buy from them at rates far below what we pay other sources. Then, China will sell it to us.