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17/02/2009 Bridge Workers Exposed to Lead Poisoning Several workers on the Auckland Harbour Bridge were poisoned last year after inhaling lead-based paint dust.

The men had removed their full-face dust masks as they were uncomfortable to work in, thus causing them to inhale the toxic dust.

Lead poisoning can cause a range of toxicity including neurological and cardiovascular.
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University of Otago NZ National Poisons Centre

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