Lead in History

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Lead in History

Video Segment |03:07

The ancient Romans used lead to create everything from works of art to water pipes. Ancient Egyptians made make-up from ground lead dust. As recently as the 1990s, lead was an additive in gasoline that helped prevent engine pinging.


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