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June 19, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(25):1922-1923. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670510044023

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Protection Against Lead Paint Poisoning  A bill to make better provision for the protection against lead poisoning of persons employed in painting buildings is to be introduced by the government. It provides that the secretary of state may make regulations for preventing danger from the use of lead paint to persons employed in or in connection with the painting of buildings, and in particular for prohibiting the use of any lead compound except in the form of paste or of paint ready for use; for the prevention of danger arising from the application of lead paint in the form of spray; for the prevention so far as practicable of danger arising from dust caused by dry rubbing down and scraping; 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

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