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Lead exposure in radiator repair workers

Stephen G. Whittaker

Lead exposure in radiator repair workers

a survey of Washington State radiator repair shops and review of Occupational lead exposure registry data

by Stephen G. Whittaker

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Published by Dept. of Labor and Industries, Safety & Health Assessment & Research for Prevention in Olympia, Wash .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lead poisoning -- Washington (State) -- Prevention,
  • Industrial toxicology -- Washington (State),
  • Automobile repair shops -- Health aspects -- Washington (State)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementprepared by Stephen G. Whittaker.
    SeriesReport -- 41-2-2002, Technical report (Washington (State). Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention) -- no. 2002/2-41.
    ContributionsWhittaker, Stephen G., Washington (State). Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 29 p. :
    Number of Pages29
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13635216M
    OCLC/WorldCa60748646

    housemate or playmate with lead poisoning? Yes Don’t Know No Does your child spend time with anyone that has a job or hobby where they may work with lead? Examples: painting, remodeling, auto radiators, batteries, auto repair, soldering, making sinkers, bullets, stained glass, pottery, going to shooting ranges, hunting or fishing. Yes Don’t. Al's Radiator concedes that if Tucker had "lead poisoning" that it would be responsible under the last injurious exposure rule. However, Al's Radiator argues that Tucker's diagnosis of heavy burden of lead did not qualify as an occupational disease under Section (a) of the Act and that in fact he had sustained a physical injury under Section. The Radium Girls were female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with self-luminous paint. The painting was done by women at three different United States Radium factories, and the term now applies to the women working at the facilities: one in Orange, New Jersey, beginning around ; one in Ottawa, Illinois, beginning in the early s; and a third. Heavy metal detox, or detoxification, is the removal of metallic toxic substances from the body. In conventional medicine, detoxification can also be achieved artificially by techniques such as dialysis and (in a very limited number of cases) chelation is a firm scientific base in evidence-based medicine for this type of detoxification [citation needed].


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Lead exposure in radiator repair workers by Stephen G. Whittaker Download PDF EPUB FB2

Among automotive repair workers for whom a job category was specified, radiator repair work was the principal source of lead exposure. The major sources of exposure for radiator repair workers are lead fumes generated during soldering and lead dust produced during radiator cleaning.

The goals of this study were to determine the number of radiator repair workers potentially exposed to lead; estimate the extent of blood lead data underreporting to the Occupational Lead Exposure Registry; describe current safety and health practices in radiator repair shops; and determine appropriate intervention strategies to reduce exposure and increase employer and worker awareness.

Lead exposure in Washington State's radiator repair workers. In Washington State, radiator repair workers have the greatest number of very elevated (> 60 ug/dl) blood lead levels reported to the Occupational Lead Exposure Registry.

Lead exposure among automobile radiator repair workers and their children in New York city. Carol M. Nunez RN, BSN. Corresponding Author. Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology Unit, New York City Department of Health, New York, New by: A survey of Washington State radiator repair shops and review of Occupational Lead Exposure Registry data Technical Report Number This report was prepared by Stephen G.

Whittaker, Ph.D., Toxicologist. Suggested citation for this report: Whittaker, SG: Lead Exposure in Radiator Repair Workers: A survey of Washington State radiator repair. The goals of this study were to determine the number of radiator repair workers potentially exposed to lead; estimate the extent of blood lead data underreporting to the Occupational Lead Exposure Registry; describe current safety and health practices in radiator repair shops; and determine appropriate intervention strategies to reduce exposure and increase employer and worker awareness.

Lead exposure in Washington State’s radiator repair workers. Inthe ambient air for lead in radiator repair shops in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area exceeded the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) action level in nine of 12 shops sampled by Minnesota by: In general industry, workers come in contact with lead in solder, plumbing fixtures, rechargeable batteries, lead bullets, leaded glass, brass, or bronze objects, and radiators.

Lead exposure can occur not only in the production of these kinds of objects but also in their use (e.g., firing ranges), repair (e.g., radiator repair), and recycling.

follow to stop take-home lead exposure: • Test workplace air for lead and blood lead levels in workers. • Tell you if your work involves lead and train you on lead safety.

• Control lead dust and fumes in the workplace. • Provide protective work clothing and equipment for workers. • Give workers a place to wash hands and take a Size: KB. Jobs associated with lead exposure include painting, building renovation, radiator repair, bridge work, demolition, battery manufacturing, metal production, metal scrap cutting and recycling, plumbing, soldering, and ceramic work, according to : Tom Musick.

Lead exposure was investigated among 73 Mexican radiator repair workers (RRWs), 12 members of their family (4 children and 8 wives), and 36 working controls.

RRWs were employed at 4 radiator repair shops in Mexico City and 27 shops in Cuernavaca and surrounding by: Results showed that 67% of automobile radiator repair workers (n = 62) in 89% of the shops tested (n = 24) had blood lead levels in excess of 25 μg/dl.

The vast majority of workers had never been tested previously, and none had received health and safety training regarding occupational lead by: Blood lead (PbB) and hemoglobin levels (Hb) were determined in 40 battery repair/recycling shop workers, 16 radiator repair shop workers, and 20 children living in the immediate vicinity of these shops.

Unexposed residents with similar socioeconomic status were also by: Lead is a highly toxic material that can cause severe neurological disorders and cancer. Lead is often found in the renovation, demolition, manufacturing, and recycling industries.

One of the best ways to protect workers against lead exposure is to practise good hygiene at work. Lead has been commonly used in paints and coatings. Inthe ambient air for lead in radiator repair shops in the Minneapolis-St.

Paul metropolitan area exceeded the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) action level in nine of 12 shops sampled by Minnesota OSHA. We therefore sought to determine the prevalence of lead exposure/toxicity in this industry.

Thirty-five radiator shops were identified, 30 were visited, and 53 Cited by: The agency said radiator repair work was the principal source of lead exposure among theworkers employed in the automotive repair industry, the major sources of exposure being lead fumes generated during soldering and lead dust produced during radiator cleaning.

BackgroundSecondary exposure to lead has been identified as a public health problem since the late s; we investigate the risk of lead exposure among families of radiator repair ary exposure to lead has been identified as a public. Repairing radiators, using paints and lubricants, welding and handling storage batteries are the main culprits for lead exposure in autobody repair shop workers.

There is no cure for lead poisoning. When lead is absorbed into the body via inhalation or absorption into the skin, it can seriously hinder the body’s neurological development. This paper describes a blood lead screening and education program for automobile radiator repair workers and their families in New York City.

Results showed that 67% of automobile radiator repair workers (n = 62) in 89% of the shops tested (n = 24) had blood lead levels in excess of 25 micrograms/ by: Uniform use was probably a risk factor because they were not laundered regularly and consequently served as reservoir of contamination on which RRWs frequently wiped their hands.

Lead exposure is a significant problem of radiator repair work, a small industry that is abundant in Mexico and other developing countries. Inadequate environmental monitoring and medical surveillance for lead exposure placed the radiator repair worker at risk for lead poisoning.

The exhaust ventilation control systems evaluated in this study that reduce lead concentrations below OSHA standards included a ventilated enclosure, movable exhaust hood, and a ventilated booth.

ARSA - The International Heat Transfer Association. A trade association for the radiator repair industry (with chapters in California) that has health and safety materials about the hazards and control of lead exposure in radiator repair. NARSA has available a video entitled "Control of Lead Exposure in the Radiator Repair Industry.".

Lead is known to cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and under are most at risk from exposure lead-based paint because they crawl on the floor and they put their hands and other items which can have lead-based paint dust on them into their mouths.

Indirect lead exposure among children of radiator repair workers. Aguilar-Garduño C(1), Lacasaña M, Tellez-Rojo MM, Aguilar-Madrid G, Sanin-Aguirre LH, Romieu I, Hernandez-Avila M.

Author information: (1)National Institute of Public Health, Mexico. [email protected] by: Among automotive repair workers for whom a job category was specified, radiator repair work was the principal source of lead exposure.

The major sources of exposure for radiator repair workers are lead fumes generated during soldering and lead dust produced during radiator cleaning (2). Supporting injured workers Working with WorkSafe Information for providers OHS and WorkCover Advisory Find a WorkSafe office Secondary actions.

Login Working with lead – radiator repair: A health and safety solution Working with lead - handling lead powder compounds: A. The major sources of exposure for radiator repair workers are lead fumes generated during soldering and lead dust produced during radiator cleaning.

This report summarizes current BLL surveillance data for radiator repair workers and describes three control technologies that are effective in reducing lead exposures in radiator repair shops. The health protection goals of the standard state that prevention of adverse health effects for most workers from exposure to lead throughout a working lifetime requires that a worker's blood lead level (BLL, also expressed as PbB) be maintained at or below.

Occupational lead poisoning has been a recognized health hazard for more than 2, years. Pottery workers. Printers. Radiator repair. resulting in lower levels of lead exposure Cited by: California Title 17 regulations apply only to work done in the lead-related construction field. If you work with lead in an industrial setting, such as in battery manufacturing, radiator repair, metal working, electronics manufacturing, foundry work, or welding, you are.

Transmission of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis from an HIV-positive client in a residential substance-abuse treatment facility--Michigan. -- Human rabies--Texas, -- Control of excessive lead exposure in radiator repair workers.

-- NIOSH alert. Dykeman R, Aguilar-Madrid G, Smith T, Juárez-Pérez CA, Piacitelli GM, Hu H, Hernandez-Avila M. Lead exposure in Mexican radiator repair workers.

Protecting Workers from Lead Hazards Cleaning up after a flood requires hundreds of workers to renovate and repair, or tear down and dispose of, damaged or destroyed structures and materials. Repair, renovation and demolition operations often generate dangerous airborne concentrations of lead, a metal that can cause damage to the nervous system.

Since lead is naturally occurring and used heavily in certain manufacturing processes, exposure is a global issue. Workers can be exposed during plumbing, radiator repair, and other worker activities. Occupational exposure is particularly important for those working in construction, mining, smelting, and manufacturing2.

Why is lead dangerous. Lead is a heavy metal that can be found in workplaces that manufacture and dismantle batteries and use ammunition, and those that weld, solder and remove old paint. Workers in mining and foundries may also encounter lead. Exposure to lead can cause serious health effects including cancer, cardiovascular disease and damage to worker’s reproductive and nervous systems.

The final rule on occupational exposure to lead in general industry was issued in November The standard, Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)established the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for lead at 50 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m 3) averaged over an eight-hour standard however, did not cover the construction industry (29 CFR ), and it wasn.

A survey of 42 radiator repair shops in ten locales throughout Colorado was undertaken to estimate the prevalence of workers with elevated blood lead levels > 25 micrograms/dL. The survey was designed to test the sensitivity of the surveillance system and to assess working conditions and practices in the radiator repair industry in by: 9.

Occupational Ototoxins (Ear Poisons) and Hearing Loss The Problem It is a well-known fact that hazardous noise exposure in the workplace can cause noise- induced hearing loss. Occupational ototoxins have not commanded as much attention, yet pose a significant health risk to our workforce.

Ototoxic chemicals either cause hearing lossFile Size: KB. Lead. Occupational exposure to lead is one of the most prevalent overexposures. Industries with high potential exposures include construction work, most smelter operations, radiator repair. "California's lead-poisoning prevention efforts among radiator-repair workers." American Journal of Public Health, 84(3), pp.

–Author: K A Maalouf, K Durand, D G Kern. You may be exposed to lead on the job if you work as a painter, ironworker, construction worker, cable splicer, automobile radiator repair mechanic, firearms instructor, metal shop worker, stained glass artist, or battery maker.

If you work in a lead-related industry, change your work clothes before entering [email protected]{osti_, title = {Lead exposure among small-scale battery recyclers, automobile radiator mechanics, and their children in Manila, the Philippines}, author = {Suplido, M L and Ong, C N}, abstractNote = {Blood lead (PbB) and hemoglobin levels (Hb) were determined in 40 battery repair/recycling shop workers, 16 radiator repair shop workers, and 20 children living in the .The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) - Lead Browsers that can not handle javascript will not be able to access some features of this site.

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