Including cosmetics, medicines, and explosives.
It’s even used to make matches, powdered laundry detergent, and insecticides …
About 13 tons of sulfur are pulled from the mines every day.
Until the late 1800s, there were sulfur mines in Italy, New Zealand, Chile and Indonesia, volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer of Cambridge University told The BBC.
But eruptions, horrific conditions, and the advent of new mining techniques, Oppenheimer said, have prompted many countries to stop using humans to mine “devil’s gold.”