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Feb 27, 2019
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.

Source: CDC

Jan 24, 2017
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Indoor Firing Ranges


This page provides links to information about the evaluation, measurement, and control of noise and airborne lead exposures at indoor firing ranges.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 24, 2017
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.

Source: EPA

Jan 24, 2017
Lead: Tips, Sources


Learn about lead in drinking water and current topics from the Centers for Disease Control.

Source: CDC

Nov 01, 2012
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].

Source: NIOSH

Oct 01, 2010
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)

Source: FDA

Apr 01, 2010
Lead Battery Manufacturing eTool


Employees working in battery manufacturing plants may potentially be exposed to lead concentrations greater than the OSHA permissible exposure limit.

Source: OSHA

May 01, 2009
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.

Source: NIOSH