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Preindustrial Pollution Pestered Peru

February 11th, 2015

Episode 193 of 599 episodes

Ice cores show a sudden rise in heavy metal air pollution in South America 240 years before the industrial revolution, probably due to metallurgy and mining. Karen Hopkin reports

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