lead poisoning if you have a job or hobby that may
expose you to lead:
Wash your hands a lot, and don't eat or drink
around possible lead sources.
Follow U.S. Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines for protection from exposure to lead at
work. Your employer should provide these guidelines. For more information, see
the Other Places to Get Help section of the topic Lead
Shower and change clothes and shoes at work before
getting in your car or before you come home, to prevent bringing home lead dust
on your clothes and hair. Wash work clothes at your workplace if possible. If
washing clothes at work is not possible, wash your clothes separately, and
avoid contaminating your car and home.
Move your hobby work space
to a place away from your home, and wash and change clothes before getting in
your car or returning home.
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June 05, 2012
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