Workers warned against lead poisoning in their workplaces
Disease experts said to prevent lead poisoning, factories or work places should reduce lead concentrations in the workplace atmosphere. Remarks followed when 15 workers were hospitalized for lead poisoning from a Shenzhen battery plant. This raised much public concern since many factories are in the electronic industry have similar problems.
Its necessary to bring down the levels of lead concentrations in workplaces to be able to meet acceptable standards, experts say. Experts advised employers to test lead concentrations and arrange medical check ups. Those employees suffering from anemia, nervous system disorders or liver. Kidney and heart diseases. Pregnant and breast feeding women are advised not to expose themselves to lead poisoning.
Lead levels in factories should be monitored regularly, and employers are advised to implement measures using non toxic or low toxic material instead of lead, enhance ventilation and must require workers to practice hand washing and shower after work. Those workers suffering mild to moderate poisoning can return to work after recovering. Those suffering from severe poisoning must be taken out of the work environment and treated adequately.