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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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Lead Poisoning in the Mining of Lead in Utah, Arthur L. Murray, 1926

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Arthur Murray, an investigator for the US Bureau of Mines, explained risk factors associated with lead mining and presented research on the health impacts of lead on workers within the Utah lead mining industry. He concluded that ultimately, lead poisoning prevention is the responsibility of both mining companies to provide safe working conditions and workers to be proactive about their personal health and hygiene.