This AP story is a short and sorta lame update about lead pollution in our world.
Dust, Air, Water
(AP) — The dangers of lead in some toys are well-known, but there are plenty of other ways people can be exposed to the metal.
Reminds me how to describe a banker:
A banker has silver in their hair,
gold in their teeth
and lead in their ass.
And AP posted another story warning that as lead accumulates it damages the older brain too:
(AP) — Could it be that the “natural” mental decline that afflicts many older people is related to how much lead they absorbed decades before?
That’s the provocative idea emerging from some recent studies, part of a broader area of new research that suggests some pollutants can cause harm that shows up only years after someone is exposed.