Californian Workers Exposed to High Lead Levels

The Occupational Health Branch posted a report, “Blood Lead Levels in California Workers” on high lead levels workers are exposed to in California in a study that went from 2012-2014. They tested the blood of adults to find out how many workers have elevated blood lead levels, measured at 5 micrograms of lead per deciliter and higher.
When exposed to lead long-term, it increases the risk for hypertension, kidney disease, cognitive dysfunction, and adverse reproductive outcomes.