Author: Jan Scholten
Plumbum is one of the oldest known remedies. Collins has recently thrown new light on the overall picture.
Pumbum is a Latin name for this metal that has been used for ages to make waterpipes and drains, hence the word ‘plumber’. It is one of the oldest metals, its chemical symbol is Pb.
It is very durable, heavy and pliable. It is used in car batteries and in shields to protect people from radiation. It is also used on weights, insulation against noise and vibration, roofing materials, bullets, pellets, paints, petrol, and in old printing presses (together with antimony and tin).
Leadtitaniumzirconate is piezoelectric, which means it creates an electric charge when it is put under pressure.