A 60-Year Study of Health and Nutrition in the U.S., Explained

| February 27, 2019

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By the late 1960s, the lead had been recognized as a toxic substance for over a thousand years. The heavy metal made the mind “give way,” wrote the Greek physician Dioscorides in the 1st Century AD; Vitruvius, Julius Caesar’s engineer, wrote hundreds of years later that lead aqueducts made water “injurious.” And yet more than halfway through the 20th century, American cars used leaded gasoline to boost octane, and in the soldering of tin cans that held food and soft drinks. 

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