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Lead paint

Rich countries banned deadly lead pigments years ago. However western “civilized” and “ecological” countries still export 28,000 tonnes a year to poorer countries. [1] You see, there is no law for killing people from paint there…

As the article characteristically points out, in 1786 Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend on the hazards of lead exposure and asked “When will we ever learn?”. It seems we may have to poison yet another generation before we do…

Men prefer bikini. Women (should?) prefer burka?!