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Occupational and take-home lead poisoning associated with restoring chemically stripped furniture --- California, 1998.

Authors
Materna-B
Source
MMWR 2001 Apr; 50(13):246-248
NIOSHTIC No.
20031742
Abstract
The Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (OLPPP) of the California Department of Health Services and a county health department investigated cases of lead poisoning in six furniture workers and their families in 1998. The investigation, initiated after a blood test of a worker's child revealed an elevated blood lead level (BLL), found that lead remaining in previously painted or coated stripped wood was carried from the workplace on clothes and shoes and was the source of the child's lead exposure and subsequent poisoning. Employers in industries in which workers restore or build using stripped wood should assess lead exposure and, when necessary, should establish a comprehensive lead safety program.
Keywords
Lead-compounds; Lead-poisoning; Children; Heavy-metals; Heavy-metal-poisoning; Furniture-repair; Furniture-workers
CODEN
MMWRB6
CAS No.
7439-92-1
Publication Date
20010406
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
13
ISSN
0892-3787
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
State
CA; OH
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