Who Knew? My Crystal Glasses Are Now Considered Toxic!

prime minister

Site Owner
Staff member
Sadly, I'm getting paywalled now as well. I was going to try and quote the article for you. Maybe tomorrow. I read it the first time, and it did cite actual studies, with some actual numbers.
The Good Old NYT. I'm sure it was a good article back then.
 

JoeThePop

Known member
I always find it amusing when articles take an old subject, and are published for seemingly the sole purpose of generating revenue. Hey! Read this! Click here! You're lead crystal is gonna kill you! And it works. Even though the average American is far more likely to die of heart disease because of all the Big Macs and fries they're stuffing into their mouth.
 

JohnVF

Administrator
Staff member
We're all victims of the fact that there's 24 hours in a day, and about 5 minutes of worthwhile news happening in any one of them.
 

airdronian

Radar Member
Sadly, I get paywalled right away on that. But thanks for posting.
The NYT has a promo every once in a while, basic digital subscription for $1/week. I've had that a while now, and enjoy a number of the articles published. And I'm fascinated by real estate in other far away exotic locales, like NY.
 

JoeThePop

Known member
The NYT has a promo every once in a while, basic digital subscription for $1/week. I've had that a while now, and enjoy a number of the articles published. And I'm fascinated by real estate in other far away exotic locales, like NY.

Every once in a while? I signed up for their daily newsletter, and a get an email every few days for a "limited time" offer of the digital subscription for $1/week.
 

mfrench

Senior Member
mercury amalgam tooth fillngs.
and, lithium fluoride rinses, just to keep you addled (in the brain); and addd in the drinking water, just to keep it boostered.
 
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GuyK

Junior Member
mercury amalgam tooth fillngs.
and, lithium fluoride rinses, just to keep you addled (in the brain); and addd in the drinking water, just to keep it boostered.
Lithium fluoride is/ was used in ceramics. Sodium fluoride for helping prevent tooth decay. Entirely different compounds with entirely different properties and uses.
 

Redboy

Knobophobe
My dad got shot by another kid when he was thirteen. There's a (lead) .22 bullet lodged in his neck, to this day. Docs wouldn't operate because it is too close to his jugular, and the dentist freaks out every time it shows up on X-ray.

(I'm not sure how that relates to crystal glasses, except to say that there are ways lead could kill you a lot quicker.)
 

Wntrmute2

Not So Mediocre Member
Nope, but I hear it tastes better that way!

I don't want to be too flippant about it. Lead's insidious stuff. Lead pipes. Lead paint. Lead bullets. Lead sinkers. Lead terminals. Lead weights... Leaded crystal. Lead goes in the body but it doesn't really leave. Best to be avoided whenever possible.
Especially those lead bullets.
 
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