March 7, 2019

NIOSH Seeks Partners to License Lead-Removal Method

NIOSH is seeking partners to license a practical method that removes lead from contaminated skin, the agency announced in the latest issue of NIOSH eNews. NIOSH researchers have developed wipes that can remove 98 percent of lead residues from skin. According to the agency, many occupations can put workers at risk of lead exposure, including auto repair, battery manufacturing, painting, plumbing, and shipbuilding.

NIOSH stresses that washing skin with soap and water is not enough to remove lead residue. Workers should use an effective lead removal product to clean their hands.

For more information about this opportunity to partner with NIOSH, please email Kathleen Goedel or call (513) 533-8686.