“The poison was bound to enter his body. The amount of lead in the air was seven times what Autery’s company-issued respirator could handle. Autery is among hundreds of workers at Gopher who have been exposed to extreme amounts of lead. They’ve inhaled it, been burned by it, been covered in it. And no one has stopped it.” A special report from The Tampa Bay Times: Poisoned. “Hundreds of workers at a Tampa lead smelter have been exposed to dangerous levels of the neurotoxin. The consequences have been profound.”