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Description:This photograph reveals lead paint scrapings on a floor after having been removed by flame burning, demonstrating the lead contamination that results from an exterior renovation method typically used on residences where lead-based paint was present.
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) do a health hazard evaluation to assess lead exposures for various tasks. High levels of airborne and settled lead dust particulates were found to be created during this method of paint removal.
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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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