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AFSCME Health & Safety Fact Sheet: Lead

Lead is a soft metal that can cause serious illness and even death. It has been used in a wide variety of industries and products because it prevents corrosion, is long lasting, resists cracking due to heat and cold, kills mold and mildew, and blocks radiation. Lead is not only a hazard in the workplace. AFSCME members and their families, especially young children, may also face the risk of lead poisoning in the environment and in their homes.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-09-16 16:00:39
Description Lead is a soft metal that can cause serious illness and even death. It has been used in a wide variety of industries and products because it prevents corrosion, is long lasting, resists cracking due to heat and cold, kills mold and mildew, and blocks radiation. Lead is not only a hazard in the workplace. AFSCME members and their families, especially young children, may also face the risk of lead poisoning in the environment and in their homes.
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Source AFSCME
Keyword Worker safety, Lead
Selector Stith
Date Of Record Creation 2009-09-16 15:47:06
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Date Last Modified 2009-09-16 16:00:39
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-09-16 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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