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Explore research on industrial lead exposure, childhood lead poisoning, and the health impacts of lead water pipes, as well as related public health guidance through items in the NLM Digital Collections.

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Industrial Poisons in the United States, Alice Hamilton, 1925

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Physician and occupational health pioneer Alice Hamilton provided an overview of existing research on the effects of industrial poisons and advocated measures to limit workplace lead exposure.