Originally Posted by max
The lead danger is children eating it or breathing the dust.
It takes quite a long time for adults to get ill: visit the old lead mining towns in Wisconsin and you learn that miners---grown men working 10-12 hours a day down in the mine, breathing the stuff in, would take 6-8 months to start getting ill.
So you would need RADICAL OVEREXPOSURE to feel its toxicity.
Compare that to the health effects of eating a Big Mac each day for a month (much more deleterious).
OK I won't use Big Mac to add weight... And I won't use lead either, even though it's less dangerous