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Article Series: Loaded With Lead, Seattle Times – October 2014

“Lead poisoning is a major threat at America’s shooting ranges, perpetuated by owners who’ve repeatedly violated laws even after workers have fallen painfully ill.” This is a wonderful “Seattle Times Investigation” five part series about lead hazards in firing ranges. Originally Published October 17, 2014. Click on the image to read the articles.

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I was thrilled to read this article! ‘Danger of Bentonite Clay’

From the article linked below: “Many have shared how bentonite clay has helped their digestion or skin symptoms. The reasons why it may have helped seemed plausible to me, and I don’t doubt that many have had positive experiences. Since I’ve never seen much research either way, I never thought too much about it. Recently, […]

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How Important Is Lead Poisoning to Becoming a Legendary Artist?

This article originally appeared in “The Atlantic” in November of 2013. “In 1713, Italian physician Bernardinus Ramazzini described in his De Morbis Artificum Diatriba a mysterious set of symptoms he was noticing among artists: ‘Of the many painters I have known, almost all I found unhealthy … If we search for the cause of the […]

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New Study: Potential Hazard of Lead in Decorated Glassware

Click the image to read the full article! “Dr Andrew Turner of the University of Plymouth, UK tested a range of glass products used for storing liquids, both new and second hand. These included tumblers, beer glasses, wine glasses, and jars. More than 70 percent of the 72 products tested contained lead. Almost as many […]

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Did Toxic Rum Kill These 19th Century British Soldiers

Original Article Published in Forbes May 11, 2016 “During the French Revolutionary Wars in the late 18th century, the British military was deployed to take over French possessions in the West Indies, and another West Indies campaign from 1804-1810 during the Napoleonic Wars saw the British military taking over the Caribbean. These campaigns were not without […]

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A pill to “cure” lead poisoning?

Interesting article and development (linked below), please do click through and give it a read! I agree with the critics quoted who have concerns about the practical limits of the possible ameliorative potential of this “pill.” My son Avi was just 7 months old when he was poisoned, and his brain was rapidly developing at […]

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