Field Group - Lead

Lead Exposure Assessment in Construction

This was a two-phase project involving two graduate student theses. In the first phase, data were collected and interpreted on exposure to airborne lead in workers performing various construction and demolition activities. These data were used to create a predictive exposure model that would help forecast potential, and reconstruct past, worker exposures. Lead exposures were evaluated and compared for four primary work activities: demolition/renovation work, abrasive blasting, paint removal, and welding and torch cutting. The second phase validated the original model.

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