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Mon 14 Jul 2008 21:00 BBC Radio 4

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30 minutes
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Monday 14 July 2008

The story of one man's discovery of the global contamination of the environment by man-made lead compounds, presented by environmental scientist Dr Hermione Cockburn. It was largely thanks to Clair Patterson's efforts that lead was removed from petrol, food cans, electrical solder and a host of other applications where it was entering the air we breathe and the food we eat.

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