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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Study Shows Laundered Shop Towels May Expose Millions of US Manufacturing Workers to an Expected Source of Heavy Metals

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gradient, a nationally recognized environmental and risk science consulting firm, today announced the publication of a study that finds elevated levels of heavy metals in tested laundered shop towels. The study, “Evaluation of Potential Exposure to Metals in Laundered Shop Towels,” builds upon an earlier analysis published in 2003 and concludes that, even after commercial laundering, the towels studied retain elevated levels of metals. This could result in worker exposures that exceed agency guidelines, which are based on various health effects such as cancer. Additionally, the tested shop towels may unexpectedly introduce new metals that are not otherwise in a facility.


The new report, “Evaluation of Potential Exposure to Metals in Laundered Shop Towels,” is available at http://www.thedirtonshoptowels.com/

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