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Lead: The Original Artificial Sweetener

Lead is really useful when you add it to things like paint and gasoline. Problem is, it’s also poisonous.

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http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/sugar-of-lead-a-deadly-sweetener-89984487/?no-ist

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