New Article: Factors Affecting Lead Dust in Construction Workers’ Homes in the Greater Boston Area


• Work continues to be an important source of lead in the home of construction workers.
• Overlapping vulnerabilities affect lead dust concentrations in workers’ homes.
• Prevention efforts are needed to stop lead going from work to home.

Lead is a known reproductive, developmental, and neurological toxicant. Workers with a high likelihood of being exposed to lead at work may inadvertently transport lead home from work, known as “take-home exposure.” This is concerning for many workers for whom a workplace intervention is not feasible because their worksites and employers often change, rendering centralized strategies insufficient. Read more about Senior Fellow Diana Ceballos’s research.