Re: Is Lead Toxic?

Ian Philips (ianphil at bnr_ca) wrote:
> Let me give a more personal opinion.
> Following my engineering degree, I worked for almost four years at 
> North America's largest lead-zinc mine, Brunswick Mining and Smelting
> in New Brunswick Canada. [snip]
> In my time there, I met one long time smelter employee that suffered  
> from lead poisoning. I suppose his symptoms would be called neurological
> in that he was not "all there".

There is some serious truth to the "occupational exposure"
issue for many chemicals and substances.  My brother is a
Nuclear Engineer, and I must admit that I have found serious
truth to "He that Lives by the Sword will Die by the Sword".