The wealthy and lead poisoning in the Middle Ages

Article from the University of Southern Denmark:

Being rich in the Middle Ages led to an unhealthy life

Summary: In the Middle Ages only wealthy town people could afford to eat and drink from beautiful, colored glazed cups and plates. But the glazing was made of lead, which found its way into the body if you ate acidic foods. This has been revealed by chemical investigations of skeletons from cemeteries in Denmark and Germany.

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