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ID#:9704
Description:Man working in a Connecticut hat making plant that was part of the 1937-1938 USPHS study of mercurialism and its control in the fur felt hat making industry. Several stages of the hat making process take place near each other, and steam laden with mercury vapor pervades the atmosphere and exposes the worker. Published in USPHS Public Health Bulletin No. 263, Mercurialism and its Control in the Felt-Hat Industry, 1941, Figure 13. With the caption: Picture Shows Coloring Being Carried on in Close Proximity to Stretching and Blocking and Whizzing.
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.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Barbara Jenkins, NIOSH; USPHS
Creation Date:1937
Photo Credit:U.S. Public Health Service
Links:United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena
Social Sciences
Government
Government Agencies
United States Dept. of Health and Human Services
United States Public Health Service
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Biological Sciences
Environment and Public Health
Public Health
Accidents
Accident Prevention
Safety
Safety Management
Accidents, Occupational
Environmental Pollution
Environmental Exposure
Occupational Exposure
Maximum Allowable Concentration
Threshold Limit Values
Noise
Noise, Occupational
Waste Products
Industrial Waste
Health Occupations
Medicine
Specialties, Medical
Preventive Medicine
Occupational Medicine
Chemicals and Drugs
Chemical Actions and Uses
Toxic Actions
Environmental Pollutants
Air Pollutants
Air Pollutants, Environmental
Air Pollutants, Occupational
Industrial Waste
Diseases
Disorders of Environmental Origin
Occupational Diseases
Poisoning
Mercury Poisoning
Mercury Poisoning, Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Neurotoxicity Syndromes
Heavy Metal Poisoning, Nervous System
Mercury Poisoning, Nervous System
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases
Geographic Locations
Geographic Locations
Americas
North America
United States
New England
Connecticut
Health Care
Health Care Economics and Organizations
Organizations
Government Agencies
United States Dept. of Health and Human Services
United States Public Health Service
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Population Characteristics
Health
Occupational Health
Technology and Food and Beverages
Technology, Industry, and Agriculture
Manufactured Materials
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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