ACSH friend, Dr. Joe Schwarcz, who is the director of McGill University's Office for Science and Society, makes one short video every week in his "The Right Chemistry" series. This week we learn about "leaded coffee." Fascinating and entertaining. Treat yourself.
ACSH friend, Dr. Joe Schwarcz, who is the director of McGill University's Office for Science and Society
(Separating Sense from Nonsense) does it again. This time he gives us an entertaining, humorous, and very informative video about lead and what the hell "leaded coffee" is.
- Vincent Van Gogh used a lead salt in his famous Sunflowers painting. He licked his brush while painting. Is this why he went bonkers?
- Lead was used in gasoline to prevent engine knock, but before this melted butter was tried.
- Lead was removed from gasoline in the 1970s but it was not because of toxicity.
Joe's videos are five-minute gems. They are made for both scientists and everyone else. Spend five minutes and learn about leaded coffee and plenty else. It will be time well spent.