What does it look, feel, taste, or smell like?[edit | edit source]
Tellurium is a silver-white metalloid. Tellurium compounds generally smell awful. If a human being is exposed to tellurium, even in very small amounts — keeping in mind, tellurium is toxic, so people shouldn't be exposed to it, even in very small amounts — their body metabolizes it so that their breath then smells so horrible that, reportedly, lab workers exposed to tellurium had to be given a leave of absence till it worked out of their system.
How was it discovered?[edit | edit source]
Where did its name come from?[edit | edit source]
The name "tellurium" comes from the Latin word tellus meaning "earth".
Where is it found?[edit | edit source]
What are its uses?[edit | edit source]
Is it dangerous?[edit | edit source]
Yes. Tellurium is mildly toxic, so people should be very careful when handling it.