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User Info The Lament of The Farmer (Go Fornicate Yourself); entered at 2018-08-10 08:22:25
Vernonb
Posts: 2162
Registered: 2009-06-03 East of Sheol
TEL is bad news. Even the early warnings and signs were ignored when the product was introduced. Definitely better things out there now to replace this as an additive - not lamenting it.

Thomas Midgley was the guy that first discovered and introduced TEL working for GM and CFCs. Both of his inventions are now banned by the EPA.

The official story is that he contracted polio in his 40s but others have made claims that he poisoned his own CNS though careless handling of the TEL. He died from strangulation when he got caught up in a complex contraption he created to move about.

There was a movie made "Of Best intentions" about his inventions.

2018-08-10 08:22:25