The three industrial workers depicted in this historic image, were working under ventilated hoods as lead pasters, in the battery manufacturing sector of the Crown Cork Company in Baltimore, Maryland. This photograph was provided by the Center for Disease Control's (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Though the workers' immediate environment seemed to be well-ventilated, they looked to be unprotected in other areas including skin, and eye exposure to lead contaminates, which is now known to be the cause of heavy-metal neurotoxicity.
CDC/ Barbara Jenkins, NIOSH; Crown Cork Co.
November 27, 2012
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