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Description:This 1999 photograph shows a worker using a power sander with a high efficiency particulate air filter exhaust system that collected paint particulates, demonstrating an exterior renovation method that was used on residences where lead-based paint was present. This was a low-exposure method.
This demonstration was conducted by the University of California, Berkeley, and local members of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America. These organizations requested that industrial hygienists at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conduct a health hazard evaluation in order to assess workers’ lead exposures inherent in performing various tasks. This method of paint removal was among the lower lead exposure methods, and is recommended under federal guidelines
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Aaron L. Sussell
Creation Date:1999
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Links:CDC – National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - NIOSH Homepage
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