Reducing Occupational Lead Exposures: Strengthened Standards for a Healthy Workforce

Outdated federal and state occupational lead standards leave workers and their families vulnerable to the adverse effects of lead. Standards should be updated to reflect the best available scientific and medical evidence, which documents harm to multiple organ systems even at low levels of exposure. This commentary reviews the inadequacies of existing policies, highlight susceptible populations, and summarises state revision efforts to date. Federal policies must be strengthened to protect our workers and their families from this well-documented hazard.

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