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Main Title Hazard of Lead Exposure in the Home from Recycled Automobile Storage Batteries.
Author Dolcourt, Jack L. ; Finch, Charles ; Coleman, Gordon D. ; Klimas, Albert J. ; Milar, Christopher R. ;
CORP Author North Carolina Univ. at Chapel Hill. School of Medicine.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/J-81-515;
Stock Number PB82-154774
Additional Subjects Storage batteries ; Lead acid batteries ; Toxicology ; Hazardous materials ; Rural areas ; Motor vehicles ; Reprints ; Toxic substances ; Air pollution effects(Humans)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-154774 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Two families from rural areas of North Carolina had excessive lead exposure which resulted from either recycling exhausted automobile storage batteries in the home or burning the discarded battery casings for home heating. One child developed encephalopathy resulting in permanent brain damage. Decontamination efforts reduced the quantity of lead in the home environment by >50%. Rural children, previously considered to be at low risk, may in fact receive profound exposures which may go unrecognized until encephalopathy occurs. Occupational histories should be obtained from parents in order to detect children at risk from environmental toxins brought into the home on workmen's bodies and clothing.