ID#: 5417
This image was captured in 1976, during a study carried out in response to the discovery of excessive lead exposure detected in 69% of 58 children, whose mothers worked in this Raleigh, N.C. battery factory. This photograph shows a female factory worker, who was performing tasks leading to the creation of a battery. This lead contamination study found that lead was being transferred into workers’ homes by way of contaminated work clothing, resulting in elevated blood lead levels, which were highest in children less than 3yrs of age. Blood levels in children declined with an increase in age. All were asymptomatic, and had normal findings on physical exams.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Edward Baker, M.D., M.P.H.
Creation Date: 1976
Photo Credit: Edward Baker, M.D., M.P.H.
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.