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Why the Romans Couldn’t get the Lead Out

Why couldn’t the Romans ((ScienceShot: Did Lead Poisoning Bring Down Ancient Rome?)) get the lead out?  Because they were EATING it!  Seriously!  They added it to their wine. ((8 Bit Mario Wine Stopper))  Why?  Because it was a preservative… because it kills things and it also has a naturally sweet taste. ((Advent Day Twenty-Two: Star Trek Insignia Christmas Cookies))

See Hank Green ((Why Do People Go Bald?)) from SciShow ((Lead: The Original Artificial Sweetener)) discuss all things lead.

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