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Old 01-12-2017, 05:55 AM   #1
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I just read through this timeline about the history of lead was surprised at how early the concern was about lead being a poison.

http://66.147.244.135/~enviror4/abou...tory-timeline/
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:25 AM   #2
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Tom, this is a very interesting and informative list of events. 1916 stands out a tad for me.
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Old 01-12-2017, 09:05 AM   #3
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Asbestos story is similar in that the very keen "business" minded heads of Life Insurance Company's in the early 1900's refused to sell policies to asbestos workers.
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Tom, this is a very interesting and informative list of events. 1916 stands out a tad for me.
Yes, I didn't know that it was Kettering who started the Dayton Electric Company, better known as DELCO. And Kettering started the Delco Light Plant company, which many rural homes and farms used until they stopped making them in 1947, the same year Henry Ford died.
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Tom, I was thinking either Rusty or H.L need one of these units. Mine needs a good home
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Very interesting read - thanks!
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Very Interesting Read.
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I just read through this timeline about the history of lead was surprised at how early the concern was about lead being a poison.

http://66.147.244.135/~enviror4/abou...tory-timeline/
Despite any and/or all of this, pure lead is STILL sold to and used by consumers....maybe thru ignorance(not knowing) ! Once absorbed/consumed, it is just a matter of time and how much till it shows what it does to living organisms.
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I was surprised at how much lead was and still is used. In garden hoses made prior to 2007? Who knew? Of course, it was in high percentages of the brass in faucet fixtures up until not too long ago. Remarkable. You can see from this piece how long it has been known to cause health problems.

When I worked at a GM plant once, there was a guy who had worked in the lead booth grinding off excess lead where they had leaded over the seam to put the roof on the cars. He had a leak in his air hose to the suit that he wore and he got lead poisoning. He looked awful, but had been put on a light duty job. BTW, I was a janitor and sometimes had to go clean up the lead dust in the lead booth. I don't recall that I was given a respirator, but hopefully I was. This was around 1971.
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Good stuff. We have known about lead for a long time. Did I bite those little lead sinkers onto the fishin line..yep.
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