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Airborne lead emission or level standards:

This article describes the current and historical limits on airborne lead exposure. Links to Lead Testing Services are also provided. 1.5 mg/M3 -  Prior airborne lead exposure limit (ca 1978): 1.5 micrograms of airborne lead per cubic meter of air.

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Airborne Lead Emissions in the U.S. - history of permissible levels

Sources of Airborne Lead Contamination

Note that this list focuses on airborne lead sources, not on all lead sources which may affect humans or animals. See LEAD POISONING HAZARDS GUIDE for more details.

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