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Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint

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Workers Health Just as lead can cause profound and permanent adverse health effects of adults and children, it has even more impact on worker’s who handle the paints. Those working with lead-based paints are chronically exposed and can accumulate larger doses of lead in their bloodstream, leading to anemia and neurological disturbances. There is also evidence that chronic occupational exposure to lead may also contribute to the development of cancer.

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