Even childhood lead poisonings may result when parents get lead dust on their
clothes at work and carry it into their cars, inadvertently exposing their
Workers can be exposed to lead in the workplace by inhaling fumes and dusts, or
by accidentally ingesting it from lead-contaminated hands, food, drinks,
cosmetics, tobacco products, and clothing. Workers can take lead home on their
clothes, skin, hair, tools, and in their vehicles, potentially exposing their
families to harmful health effects.
In the past the main sources of lead exposure outside the glass-industry were
mainly lead paint and emissions from cars using leaded gasoline.
Today lead is used in many of the following products:
Occupations with lead exposure risks include:
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