publication . Article . 2013

Childhood Blood Lead Reductions Following Removal of Leaded Ceramic Glazes in Artisanal Pottery Production: A Success Story

Donald E. Jones; Mario Covarrubias Pérez; Bret Ericson; Daniel Estrada Sánchez; Sandra Gualtero; Andrea Smith-Jones; Jack Caravanos;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: Journal of Health and Pollution, volume 3, pages 23-29 (issn: 2156-9614, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Blacksmith Institute
Abstract
<jats:p>Background. Lead exposure within artisanal ceramics workshop communities in Mexico continues to be a major source of childhood lead poisoning. Artisanal ceramics workshops expose children through direct ingestion, contaminated soil, and food prepared in lead-glazed pottery. Conversion to non-lead glazes alone may not effectively reduce exposure. This paper describes a model comprehensive intervention and environmental remediation of an artisanal ceramics workshop in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico.</jats:p> <jats:p>Objectives. The purpose of the project was to evaluate the effectiveness of environmental interventions—including removal of lead-contaminated e...
Subjects
free text keywords: artisan, ceramics, remediation, Mexico, small-scale, blood lead, Waste management, Lead poisoning, medicine.disease, medicine, Lead exposure, Environmental remediation, Soil lead, Pottery, Engineering, business.industry, business, lcsh:Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering, lcsh:TD1-1066
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