Thursday, 4 February 2016

Did Michelangelo Suffer from Lead Poisoning?

The Sistine Chapel boasts one of the most beautiful artifacts in the world. It's covered with the vivid clouds and cherubs, the smooth flesh tones and flowing fabrics, the warm and pure expression of Italian art history. For four long, painful years, Michelangelo stood on scaffolding, painting the ceiling in intricate detail. In 1509 he described the physical strain of the project ina poem. "I've already grown a goiter from this torture... My stomach's squashed under my chin; my face makes a fine floor for droppings."

He may have been suffering from more than just the muscle aches associated with working long hours in an unnatural position. But it took another few centuries before the 1834 London Medical and Surgical Journal described symptoms of what became known as "painter's colic". It correctly defined this as a "nervous affection" of the intestines, occurring when lead "is absorbed into the system."

Other old masters, too, were subject to lead poisoning. Goya painted with his fingers. He suffered from blindness and vertigo. Van Gogh notoriously sucked on his paintbrushes, as the pigment was sweet to the taste.

It's unfortunate that the world's greatest artists from ages past did not have access to lead paint removal products. But today, we have a whole arsenal, beginning with ECOBOND(R) LBP which is specially formulated with patented lead treatment reagents made with food-grade additives to take advantage of the natural binding properties of lead and phosphate to render lead virtually non-hazardous. This proprietary blend provides advanced human bioavailability reduction, in case of accidental ingestion of the treated lead paint chips.

We don't cut corners. Third party independent testing documented results that confirmed the effectiveness of ECOBOND(R) LBP in protecting human health.

Because the fact that the minerals significantly resist breakdown and absorption of lead in the stomach, lead is hindered from getting into the blood stream by reducing in vitro bio-accessibility (IVBA) of lead from 50% to 85% on multiple samples***

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