Biology / Medicine
corrosion, iron rust, microbes, fungus, yeast and mold, red lead-based paint, chemical oxidation, tin plague, it is microorganisms that cause corrosion, Pasteur, bacterial hydrometallurgy
Translated to English with Google Translate by Thomas E. Miles
This is often called corrosion, and especially iron rust. Every year, this insidious "affliction" takes away entire hecatombs of its "steel-hardened" victims. But when they call corrosion a “disease”, they do not put a deep meaning into the word - it is nothing more than a beautiful figurative comparison. Metal is not a living being, and corrosion is not a biological process. And yet corrosion, like no other reaction, is similar to diseases of people and products.