|Description:||This historical photograph was provided by the Center for Disease Control's (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Reprinted from an issue of ”Industrial Hygiene Newsletter, it depicted canisters configured to detect the presence of Benzoyl peroxide in the air. Benzoyl peroxide is used in consumer products, building materials, and furnishings and contributes to indoor air pollution, especially in the realm of industrial manufacturing.|
The NIOSH Historic Photo Collection began as the “picture file” of the Industrial Hygiene Division of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), c. 1930-1960. It is a unique collection of mid-20th Century images of American workers and workplaces and documents occupational safety and health research of that era. The collection consists of approximately 1,000 original photographs and schematic drawings.