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Description:This 2000 photograph depicted a worker as he rough sanded a hardwood floor in a home in Madison, WI in preparation of refinishing its lead-based varnish surface.
In response to a management request, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) did a health hazard evaluation in order to assess exposures to lead and wood dust in homes where lead-containing varnish (average 0.21%) was present. Worker exposures to low concentrations of lead, and hazardous wood dust were measured, and the findings indicated the presence of lead in settled dust in levels that justified how important it is to carry out a proper cleanup, so as to protect on-site occupants. Note the protective inhalation mask worn by this worker so as to avoid the inhalation of particulates, which could potentially contain lead.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Aaron L. Sussell
Creation Date:2000
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Links:CDC – National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - NIOSH Homepage
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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