Past Uses of Lead Metal

Past Uses:
  • In the past lead solders and alloys have been used as car body fillers, now largely replaced by plastics (Bondo). 
  • In the past it has been used as a fuel additive, purportedly to soften the opening and closing of engine valves. 
  • In the past it has been used in paints (although recently there was a report of imported toys with lead based paints).
  • Old houses may use lead solders on copper water pipes, now not legal.
  • Romans were said to have made lead potable water pipes in their cities.
  • Many Russian and Middle Eastern Samovars are used to make hot tea water, and were assembled with lead based solders.
  • Lead-Silver Alloy called pewter used in various cookware.
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