said by Kearnstd:
I remember hearing mentions that when leaded gas was still in use in Japan, children that grew up near some intersection in Tokyo had far higher chances of lead poisoning just from the air.
Naturally looking backwards, I want to ask "What idiot thought mixing a heavy metal into gasoline and then burning it was a bright idea?" But I have to remember when they came up with leaded gas they likely had no clue of the implications
There's an ep of "Dark Matters: twisted but true" about it.
The inventor was one of the first to suffer, he was NUTS, even after suffering and knowing it was due to his invention of TEL he once poured TEL right on his hands.
»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Matte ··· But_True
Season 2 ep 9--
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