ID#: 9493
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This historical photograph was provided by the Center for Disease Control's (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The image depicted three men working in a foundry, processing molten metal. All three men were properly wearing respirators, though only two had their goggles in place. In the enclosed building, the indoor air pollutants given off, as a result of the smelting process, were quite visible.
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The NIOSH Historic Photo Collection from which this photograph was derived, began as the Picture File of the Industrial Hygiene Division of the 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.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Barbara Jenkins, NIOSH
Creation Date: 1950
Photo Credit: Unknown
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.