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Toxic Solids, Dr. D. Penney




Lead

History:

  • Evidence from 40,000 B.C. in Neanderthal-era burial mounds

  • Pb artifacts from earliest mines in Turkey, 6200 B.C.

  • The Romans used it; suffered toxic effects

  • Globally, the most widely used non-ferrous metal (9 x 106 tons annually)

  • U.S. annual production 1.1 x 106 tons

  • Electric storage batteries (2/3 of use)




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