California El Camino Real Association of Occupational Health Nurses

Lead Exposure from an E-Scrap Recycling Facility Can Transfer to the Home

Posted over 3 years ago by Barbara Burgel

From the NIOSH e-new, August 2015:

"Recycling of used electronics (E-scrap) is an emerging area of concern as a source of occupational exposures among workers, and as a source of take-home exposures. In evaluating an Ohio e-scrap facility, described in the July 17 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), NIOSH researchers found that take-home contamination and lead exposure can occur when dust is transferred from the workplace to the home. To read the full report, go to

For more information on occupational exposures at e-scrap facilities go to"