Congressional Edition Volume 6275

Congressional Edition Volume 6275

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... This will be gone into more fully under the next section. The workpeople employed in the tile factories are almost all Americans, except in two plants, one of which employs Slavic men altogether, the other is beginning to employ Bulgarians and Servians. In Trenton the glaze work is almost entirely in the hands of girls, . and these girls apparently come from the same class as do the men potters at Trenton. They are not organized but they are well paid, . for there is much demand for girl workers in Trenton. It is evident from visits paid to their homes that they are well fed and have a high standard of personal cleanliness. They are intelligent and know that their work exposes them to lead poisoning. They say that they carry soap and towels with them to the potteries so that they can get their hands clean, that they take cathartics regularly to keep off the effects of the lead, and that those girls who feel ill from the effects of the work usually leave, since it is not hard for them to find other work in Trenton. GENERAL BELIEF AS TO FREQUENCY OF LEAD POISONING. Probably these facts explain the freedom from lead poisoning in the Trenton tile works, a freedom which was not found anywhere else.. In every other city inquiries about lead poisoning in this work met with abundant information from the workpeople themselves and from physicians, but in Trenton, although vague reports concerning girl tile workers with lead poisoning were given by a few doctors, only one individual case was recorded positively as having occurred during the last two jTears, though every effort was made to find such cases. Yet there are 50 women employed in the three plants in this city. Six girls were interviewed in their own homes, where they would have no reason to.show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236782216
  • 9781236782212