According to OSHA, over 804,000 employees in general industry and another 838,000 in construction are expose to lead. For example, construction workers are expose to lead during the removal, renovation, or demolition of structures painted with lead pigments. They may also be expose to lead metal or alloys during the “installation, repair, or Lead piping and connectors are being destroy, as are lead cladding in tanks and reactor cores, leaded glass, soldering, and other activities involving lead metal or alloys Lead is find in solder, plumbing fittings, rechargeable batteries, lead bullets, leaded glass, brass, or bronze products, and radiators in general industry.
LEAD POISONING: Lead poisoning occurs when lead accumulates in the body over a long period, frequently months or years. Lead poisoning may occur in even small doses, causing major health issues. However, lead poisoning can be lethal in large quantities. The most prevalent sources of lead poisoning are lead-base paint and lead-contaminate dust in older buildings. Contaminated air, water, and soil are some of the other causes. Adults who work with batteries, undertake home restorations, or work in car repair shops are all at risk for lead poisoning. According to the Mayo Clinic, children are most at risk. But lead poisoning may also affect adults and occur in the workplace.
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