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New Health Dangers from Lead

This alert from the California Department of Public Health points out that workers can be harmed from levels of lead that were previously considered s...

Lead Properties and Uses

Lead is a heavy, low melting, bluish-gray metal that occurs naturally in the Earth's crust. However, it is rarely found naturally as a metal. It is us...

Preventing Lead Poisoning in Bridge Construction Workers

Workers involved in the repair of infrastructure -- including bridges and roads -- are at risk for exposure to lead and lead poisoning. Because of the...

Lead Exposure at the Bunker Hill Mine and Smelter

This is clipped from the 1979 film, Working for Your Life (58 minutes, Labor Occupational Health Program Films) which explores the health and safety c...

Childhood Lead Hazard Pioneer Researcher Herbert Needleman, MD

Herbert Needleman, MD, is a pioneer in the history of medicine who has helped transform our understanding of the effect of lead on children's health....

Lead Palsy Wrist Drop

Lead is a potent, systemic poison that serves no known useful function once absorbed by your body. Taken in large enough doses, lead can kill you in a...

Lead Paint Dangers

The dangers of lead poisoning were known as far back as the early 19th century. In 1897, it was noted in Australia that children were becoming ill aft...

Toolbox Talk: Lead Exposure

The CPWR Toolbox Talk on Lead Exposure addresses risks associated with lead fumes and dust. The resource includes a ‘real-life’ case example, step...

Giving Effective Toolbox Talks

This short Laborers' newsletter article describes 13 key elements for creating a toolbox talk that can make a difference on a construction site. The L...

Chemical Safety, Health Care Costs and the Affordable Care Act

This article provides an overview of chemical use and regulation in the United States and makes a case for passing the Chemical Safety Improvement Act...