Correlations between modern America and the fallen ancient Roman Empire are forever being postulated by historians of both the academic and armchair variety alike. One theory attributes the fall of the Roman Empire to the Romans' rampant use of lead. The heavy metal was used to construct their sophisiticated plumbing, as a preservative in wine and as a tasty additive to enhance food. In 200 B.C. a Greek physician observed that "lead makes the mind give way", and nothing could support that more than the image of Neo, Rome's great leader, fiddling and dancing through the streets while his empire burned all around him.
LEAD IN THE 20TH CENTURY
"Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it" (George Santayana, Philosopher). We are a nation continually searching for answers to past failures in an effort to prevent the same ill-fated outcomes today. In the 1920s, Thomas Midgley, Jr., an engineer for General Motors Research Corporation, needed an additive to automobile gasoline that prevented the "knocking " sound their current fuel concoction produced. Unfortunately, Midgley was not able to prevent the same ill-fated outcomes as the Roman Empire. The lead additive in GM's gasoline sent deadly poisonous fumes into the air for the next 60 years, and will poison our soils and waterways for decades to come.
SYMPTOMS OF LEAD POISONING
MY HEALTHY RECOMMENDATIONS
Lead is a frightening toxin that will remain in our surrounding until it is physically removed. You do not have to sit by idly. Contact the National Lead Information Center www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/nlic.htm for information on how to chck your home (and surroundings) for lead, and for referrals on lead removal. Contact your physician and request that they perform a heavy metals test. There are safe methods to remove lead from the body.
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