NOSHA News April 2016

What is lead poisoning? Lead is a toxic metal used in many industries and found in several consumer products. Lead poisoning can occur when lead builds up in the body. No amount of lead in the body is considered safe. Am I at risk for lead poisoning? Workplace exposures Lead poisoning in adults is usually due to lead exposures in the workplace. Workers can inhale lead dust or fumes, or swallow dust while eating, drinking, or smoking through hand-to-mouth contact. Workers who perform certain jobs and activities are at a higher risk for lead poisoning. Examples of high-risk occupations are featured below. Occupations at risk for lead exposures Contractors who renovate or repair homes or buildi

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