Punch,  16 (1849), 225.

Look to Your Sugar Basins



News-Commentary, Drollery


Adulteration, Public Health, Nutrition

    Discusses news of the use of lead in refining sugar. Expresses alarm at the amount of lead that 'must have been "taken up" into the system in this age of tea-drinkers' and thinks 'we might almost expect to convert our blood-vessels into leaden pipes'.

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