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Earliest evidence ever uncovered for lead poisoning is found in the teeth of Neanderthal children who lived 250,000 years ago

Lead poisoning has been found in the remains of two Neanderthal children who lived 250,000 years ago.  The discoveries are the earliest known cases of lead poisoning - which can cause irreversible brain damage - in human-like species, according to researchers.  Read more...
 

 

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