28 Sep '13, 1am

Oldie But Goodie: 7 Steps to Avoid Lead Poisoning

Oldie But Goodie: 7 Steps to Avoid Lead Poisoning

When I was a kid, one of the things I never understood was why we had to fill the pasta pot with cold water. If I filled it with the hot water that we’d been using to wash dishes, for example, I’d have to run the tap until it was cold again before I filled up the pot to cook. I’m not even sure if my dad knew why he did this, it’s just the way it was supposed to be done. But now I know that using cold water in cooking is important because of one thing: Lead poisoning. Lead is a neurotoxin, which means that it affects the way your brain works, and it’s especially dangerous to kids. Lead is a neurotoxin, which means that it affects the way your brain works, and it’s especially dangerous to kids. Unfortunately, it’s also invisible, tasteless and odorless—so it’s virtually impossible to detect if it’s in your air or water, without testing. But here are a few important things yo...

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