ID#: 11459
When renovating a home, you should use a damp sponge, or cloth, to clean dust collected on a window sill, as the dust may contain asbestos, or lead-based paint. Home maintenance is an ongoing process for any homeowner, and here we see an African-American woman who’d preparing a window in her home for a general cleaning, and with her gloved hand, had begun to remove settled particulates using a damp sponge.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dawn Arlotta
Creation Date: 2009
Photo Credit: Cade Martin
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