Lead Poisoning Quotes (4 quotes)
Consider the hateful brew compounded with gleaming, deadly white lead whose fresh colour is like milk‚Ä¶. Over the victim‚Äôs jaws and in the grooves of the gums is plastered an astringent froth, and the furrow of the tongue turns rough on either side, and the depth of the throat grows somewhat dry, and from the pernicious venom follows a dry retching and hawking, for this affliction is severe; meanwhile his spirit sickens and he is worn out with mortal suffering. His body too grows chill, while sometimes his eyes behold strange illusions or else he drowses; nor can he bestir his limbs as heretofore, and he succumbs to the overmastering fatigue.
I saw a horrible brown heap on the floor in the corner, which, but for previous experience in this dismal wise, I might not have suspected to be ‚Äúthe bed.‚ÄĚ There was something thrown upon it and I asked what it was. ‚Äú‚ÄôTis the poor craythur that stays here, sur; and ‚Äôtis very bad she is, ‚Äôtis very bad she‚Äôs been this long time, and ‚Äôtis better she‚Äôll never be, and ‚Äôtis slape she doos all day, and ‚Äôtis wake she doos all night, and ‚Äėtis the lead, Sur.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe what?‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe lead, Sur. Sure, ‚Äôtis the lead-mills, where women gets took on at eighteen pence a day, Sur, when they makes application early enough, and is lucky and wanted, and ‚Äôtis lead-pisoned she is, Sur, and some of them gits lead-pisoned soon and some of them gets lead-pisoned later, and some but not many, niver, and ‚Äôtis all according to the constitooshun, Sur, and some constitooshuns is strong, and some is weak, and her constitooshun is lead-pisoned, bad as can be, Sur, and her brain is coming out at her ear, and it hurts her dreadful, and that‚Äôs what it is and niver no more and niver so less, Sur.‚ÄĚ
The drinking of litharge causes oppression of the stomach, belly and intestines, with intense griping pains;‚Ä¶ it suppresses the urine, while the body swells and acquires an unsightly leaden hue.
Water from clay pipes is much more wholesome than that which is conducted through lead pipes, because lead is found to be harmful for the reason that white lead is derived from it, and this is said to be hurtful to the human system.