Researchers in Baltimore studied children who were diagnosed as lead poisoned between 1931 and 1951
And were astounded to find that out of 283 children studied, almost one third died as a result of their lead exposure.
Since many of these children grew up in housing that was managed by the Housing and Urban Development Agency HUD was encouraged to institute guidelines which have become “state-of-the-art” for workplace guidance for regulators across the US. Since much of the exposure to lead comes from lead based paint it is imperative that workers are aware of the dangers and good work practices as specified by the Hazard Communication Standard. For more information