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May 1, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(18):1373-1374. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670440047019

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Government Bill to Prevent Lead Poisoning  The text has been issued of the lead paint (protection against poisoning) bill, introduced by the government to make better provision for the protection against lead poisoning of persons employed in painting buildings. The home secretary is given power to make regulations: (a) for prohibiting the use of any lead compound except in the form of paste or of paint ready for use; (b) for the prevention of danger arising from the application of lead paint in the form of spray; (c) for the prevention so far as practicable of danger arising from dust caused by dry rubbing down and scraping; (d) for providing for the medical examination of persons employed in or in connection with painting with lead paint, and for the suspension from such employment of persons whose health is or appears likely to be injuriously affected thereby; (e) for securing facilities

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