Though were conscious of lead has some toxic properties, sadly, people in early times was without any clue that their makeup or cosmetics were slowly poisoning them. Furthermore, in the relics of Babylon, experts had unearthed white lead that's probably applied as a foundation to make the face area look lighter or whiter. The Greeks were also found to possess been using the white lead for the mere function of enhancing their skin tones. Despite being often considered as mercenaries by the other characters within the show, the A-Team always acted assisting good and helped the oppressed. The show ran for five seasons around the NBC television network, from January 23, 1983 to December 30, 1986 (with one additional, previously unbroadcast episode shown on March 8, 1987), for a total of 98 episodes.