chapter 8I Can't Be Engaged If It's Not Mine

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What do lead paint, asbestos, and PowerPoint presentations have in common? More than you think.

There have been many techniques and approaches that, in their day, appeared to be both commonplace and state-of-the-art. Lead-based paint was touted as the best, cheapest, and longest-lasting protective coating, and we slapped it on everything from houses to toys. In industry, asbestos was once the insulation of choice. As time passed, we realized that not only were these approaches not state-of-the-art, but using them was actually detrimental to people's health and well-being.

In the case of lead paint and asbestos, the danger wasn't immediately ...

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