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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 Poison and You: Valuable Information on Physical, Medical and Insurance Angles Which All Craftsmen Should Know, Oliver Howard Mills, 1939

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This resource for workers included medical information about lead poisoning and guidance on workmen’s compensation insurance, employee benefits, and California labor laws. Mills wrote the book after his own bout with lead poisoning left him permanently disabled.