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September 1925


Arch NeurPsych. 1925;14(3):327-345. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1925.02200150040004

Notwithstanding restrictive and protective regulations and more or less effective educational endeavors, lead poisoning continues to hold its place in the first rank of industrial hazards, and to find its victims through the most unexpected avenues among the nonindustrial population as well. It is a question whether there has been any material decrease in the incidence. Much has been accomplished in protecting workers in such hazardous trades as white lead manufacture, painting with hand brushes, pottery glazing, type founding and file cutting. At the same time, however, there has been a phenomenal growth of new industries using lead, such as the storage battery industry, and the adoption of new mechanical processes, such as spray painting and machine type setting, which introduce new types of industrial hazards. Entirely new uses for certain organic compounds of lead have arisen which may give them nearly universal application, and these, too, must be taken