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This trade was huge until I think the 19th century when Spanish led undercut it. This is again from Highways & Byways of Derbyshire:
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The Derbyshire lead minders, who were highly esteemed in the British army as sappers, aroused the wonder of most visitors to the county.
Recent reporting shows that lead poisoning is not limited to the city of Flint, Michigan, although that is certainly a particularly egregious example because it was something that did not have to happen and it did not happen before 1978, when the use of lead paint became illegal; it happened in the 21st century. 1,060 more words
Almost one year ago, lead in Chicago resident’s water became a major concern. As filters were purchased and service lines replaced, there has been a feeling that the lead crisis is over. 1,761 more words