The TSCA, Lead And The Division Of The Hazardous Bullet

Law360, New York (May 24, 2012, 1:06 PM EDT) -- For much of their recorded history, humans have known lead dually as a toxin and as ammunition. Over 2,000 years ago, the ancient Greeks chronicled what would now be called neurotoxicity in those exposed to large amounts of lead.[1]

The Greeks also knew that lead could be useful in warfare. Writing of the 401 B.C. battle of Cunaxa, Greek historian Xenophon described how Rhodian peltists, armed with lead missiles, outranged their stone-slinging Persian counterparts.[2]

By the 16th century, muscle power gave way to gunpowder as the...
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