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lead carbonate

A poisonous white amorphous powder, PbCO3, used as a paint pigment.
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lead′ car′bonate


a white crystalline compound, PbCO3, toxic when inhaled, insoluble in water and alcohol: used as a pigment.
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Noun1.lead carbonate - a poisonous white pigment that contains lead
pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
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The results of the present study support the conclusion that the fatal lead poisoning outbreak in northern Nigeria resulted from contamination of soils, living areas, water supplies, and foodstuffs by the processing of weathered, lead-rich gold ores containing abundant, highly gastric-bioaccessible secondary lead carbonate minerals.
Rich women wanted to look pale - showing they led a life of leisure out of the sun - and used foundation made from white lead carbonate. Eye shadow came from crocuses, with lippy made from a purple dye from shellfish.
but lead sulfate is more soluble than lead carbonate, which is in turn more soluble than lead phosphate.
The risk contribution rule imposes unconstitutional retroactive liability because it "attaches new legal consequences to the manufacture and sale of lead carbonate pigments" [emphasis added].
* Two samples were painted with paint containing lead carbonate (0.1% and 0.5% lead), with each sample covered by a non-leaded paint.
Applying the so-called risk-contribution theory to the case, the court noted that "many of the individual defendants or their predecessors-in-interest did more than simply contribute to a risk; they knew of the harm white lead carbonate pigments caused and continued production and promotion of the pigment notwithstanding that knowledge."
The dark makeup around the eyes was a blend of black lead sulfide and white lead carbonate. These were derived from galena and cerussite, minerals mined around the Red Sea.
Ancient Egyptians, for example, used soot, ground ants' eggs, and powdered lead carbonate in cosmetics.