Oh, My. Lead Is So Bad For You!

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  1. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    When WW2 War Production began, Steel was being replaced by other materials so there would be plenty for Ships, Tanks, & Guns.

    The Daisy Company had to switch to Lead BB's for our Red Ryder BB Guns, so when we went roaming through the woods in the early 1940's, we carried lead BB's in our mouths, because they would pick up lint from our pockets.

    After all summer with BB's in our mouths, not one of us developed Cancer !

    Hal
     
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    Did you ever swallow any of them?
     
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    @Hal Pollner Beyond cancer, in children it also can cause brains not to develop properly. Just saying.....:p
     
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    Rut-roh! :eek::D
     
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    RED-RUM
     
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    MUR-DER
    That was spoken by children in the Jack Nicholson movie "The Shining" during the scene when a huge wave of blood was splashing down the hall.

    Hal
     
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    I may have.....
    Harry
     
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    @Hal Pollner
    Aside from the experience with B-Bs, it might be remarked that millions upon millions of pounds of lead shot have been used for almost two centuries by "scatter-gunners".
    Frank
     
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    I worked in a plant that made CRT's. One operation was applying frit,(a sealant) between the funnel and the front screen. FRIT had a high concentration of lead, pregnant woman were not allowed to work that position. All had to have blood drawn every thirty days. One of the questions on the form was,"Do you bite your sinkers?"

    Here is an article about Fall Creek in Ithaca NY, runs behind Ithaca Gun.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2000/10/15/...orge-if-you-don-t-mind-all-that-old-lead.html
     
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    "The Shining" was the scariest book I ever read. No way I would watch the movie. No way, no how.
     
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