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Crystal glassware chemical. Worker scooping out some lead oxide (red powder) for use in a glassware factory. He is wearing a face mask to protect himself from the toxic powder. This is the Baccarat glassware factory in Baccarat, France. The Baccarat company is a famous manufacturer of fine crystal glassware. The glassware industry in the town was founded in the 18th century, and the production of fine crystal glassware began in 1816. Crystal glass is glass that includes relatively high levels of lead oxide, which increases the sparkle of the glass.
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