Iron Man’s amazing powers comes from the "arc reactor" embedded in his chest, which slowly poisoned him from the reactor's palladium. In reality, palladium can be toxic to the body. Uses of palladium include platinotyping; a method of photo printing using platinum. Platinotypes are the most durable of all photographic processes. They are prized for their matte appearance and archival stability. White gold is an alloy of gold decolorized by palladium. Palladium is also used to make watches, professional transverse flutes and surgical instruments. In daily life, its most often found in jewellery and dentistry while over half of all palladium consumed annually goes into automobile catalytic converters. Finding this rare element can be challenging, all six platinum-group elements put together make up only 0.0005 parts per million of Earth's crust. Palladium price continues to rise, it cost about $614/ ounce in 2014, and the price reached $1100/ ounce in 2018.
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