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Notes from the Field: Lead and Cadmium Exposure in Electronic Recyclers — Two States, 2015 and 2017
n 2012, CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) became aware of the potential for occupational and take-home exposures to lead and cadmium in the electronics recycling industry and contacted electronics industry stakeholders to discuss these exposures and provide information about NIOSH’s ability to investigate workplace hazards. This CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) addresses measured exposures in electronic recyclers.
Basic Information about Lead in Drinking Water
On this page, provided by the Environmental Protection Agency, you will learn drinking water requirements for lead, problems that may develop and what you can do.
Reducing Exposure to Lead and Noise at Outdoor Firing Ranges
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently published recommendations for reducing exposure to lead and noise at indoor firing ranges [NIOSH 2009].
Questions and Answers on Unapproved Chelation Products
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises consumers to be wary of so-called “chelation” products that are marketed over-the-counter (OTC) to prevent or treat diseases. (FDA)
Lead Battery Manufacturing eTool
Employees working in battery manufacturing plants may potentially be exposed to lead concentrations greater than the OSHA permissible exposure limit.
NIOSH Alert: Preventing Occupational Exposure to Lead and Noise at Indoor Firing Ranges
Employers and firing range operators should take steps to protect their workers and shooters from exposure to hazardous lead concentrations and noise levels at indoor firing ranges.