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    Last just as long

    The danger posed to lead, however, lasts just as long
    What does the last clause mean?

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    Re: Last just as long

    Could you please give us a longer fragment so we can see the context?
    Thank you.

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    Re: Last just as long

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    The danger posed to lead, however, lasts just as long as it posed to do so. As soon as you fight it, it will disappear.
    What does the last clause mean?
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    Re: Last just as long

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    The danger posed to lead, however, lasts just as long
    What does the last clause mean?
    Are you sure this wasn't "BY" lead instead of "TO" lead?

    Something was just discussed, something that poses a danger. This danger (the one related to lead) lasts just as long as the danger discussed in the previous sentence/paragraph.

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    Re: Last just as long

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Are you sure this wasn't "BY" lead instead of "TO" lead?

    Something was just discussed, something that poses a danger. This danger (the one related to lead) lasts just as long as the danger discussed in the previous sentence/paragraph.
    Good thinking!


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    Re: Last just as long

    Yes, Barb _D, it's "by", but I still don't get your thinking. There was no other danger posed by anything mentioned in the previous paragraph.
    But this is the previous sentence:
    The Art and Creative Materials Institute, a manufacturer's association, claims that lead is "essential to providing a high quality, safe glaze".It similarly justifies the use of lead in paints because paintings are archival and meant to last centuries

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    Re: Last just as long

    Okay, then the DANGER of lead lasts as long as the PAINTINGS last.

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