Research Article| Volume 19, ISSUE 4, P367-370, July 2001

You’ve come a long way baby: a history of cosmetic lead toxicity

      Occasionally, we get caught up with being absolutely up-to-date, as in “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” something that might be appropriate as we begin the new millennium. We tend to believe that even “lookin’ good” is an invention of recent vintage, and yet men and women of ancient civilizations were concerned about their appearance. There were not halogen lighted vanities, but once the mirror was discovered, people were able to improve their appearances with greater ease.
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