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Description:This photograph depicted a volunteer worker manually dry scraping lead-based paint from a porch railing as she prepared it to be repainted while nearby children watched.
In an evaluation of health hazards faced by workers participating in home renovation work in Cincinnati, OH, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that volunteers who repainted homes where lead-based paint was present were potentially overexposed to lead. Average concentrations of lead level particulates found in settled dust as a result of such renovations were high. To help reduce worker exposures to lead, NIOSH recommendations were provided to the nonprofit organization.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Aaron L. Sussell
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Links:CDC – National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - NIOSH Homepage
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