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Just now, when the League of Nations has interested itself in the problem of the use of white lead, a vigorous campaign has been launched in Belgium to bring about the complete suppression of this product. Dr. Réné Sand has agreed to give the idea wide dissemination through public lectures. The labor unions recently published leaflets calling attention to the dangers of lead poisoning, and demanding the organization of a thorough system of prophylaxis against such industrial diseases. Parallel with these endeavors, medical science continues its attempts to induce the public authorities to adopt strict regulations for the lead industries.At a recent meeting of the Academy of Medicine, Herman touched upon the matter. He regards air-borne lead poisoning as probable. These conclusions are based on (1) the presence of lead in a disk of filter paper placed in a drier above a layer of white-lead paint, and
BELGIUM. JAMA. 1922;79(22):1861–1862. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640220053021
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