Have humans had a effect on air quality? For how long? It may be for longer than you could imagine. Current research, a collaboration between the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past (SoHP) and the Climate Change Institute (CCI) at UMaine and based on work done by SoHP-CCI post-doc Alex More, emphasizes the implications of their research for current public health.
"We've been poisoning ourselves for the last 2000 years," The Guardian.
"Humans Polluted the Air Much Earlier than Previously Thought," Smithsonian Magazine.
"Human Activity Has Polluted European Air for 2000 Years," Eos (American Geophysical Union).
"Die Bleizeit," [The Age of Lead] Süddeutsche Zeitung.
"Die größte Wirtschaftskatastrophe der Geschichte," Der Spiegel.
"Die Sünden der Alten," Frankfurter Allgemein.
"Le plomb: une pollution ancienne," Journal de l'Environnement.
"Bleigehalt: Nur die Pest sorgte für saubere Luft," Der Standard.
And last but not least, Buzzfeed: https://www.buzzfeed.com/danvergano/get-the-lead-out?utm_term=.svVBVOvDJ#.duBz6LQyZ