The durable properties of lead mean that it has been utilised by humans for thousands of years, with Roman pipes still seen today.
- Lead is a soft, malleable metal.
- The Romans used lead.
- Lead is toxic to many living things.
- Lead has a high density.
Lead is a soft, malleable metal.
It has been utilised by man for thousands of years.
The Romans used lead for piping, and as lead is extremely resistant to corrosion, some of these pipes still exist today.
The word 'plumbing' comes from the Latin word for 'lead'.
The Latin for lead is ...
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