because not everyone was affected, DUH. Why don't you research the child rate of lead poisoning. at one point it was a problem we didn't even know about. It wasn't until we knew about the effects lead has on the nervous system, that we began to understand the problem. and it wasn't just with children. Workers, like those who made car batteries suffered the effects of lead poisoning.<quoted text>how did all those people live so long? practically everything was lead paint--maybe because they had parents who watched them instead of a TV that watched them.
besides, lead poisoning from lead based paint wasn't a problem for the rich. Their houses were pretty well maintained. It was an issue for the poor and lower middle class. Whose houses weren't as well maintained and paint chips were present. Lead based paints were banned long before the dominance of TV
like asbestos, lead based paints, second hand smoke, DDT, ALAR, we don't always recognize the dangers