Guns spewed lead dust. Child gymnasts trained. California regulators failed to act.
Battery recycling is considered one of the most potentially hazardous industries. Yet Vernon’s Exide workers were routinely being poisoned with nearly nonexistent intervention by Cal/OSHA.
California’s Department of Public Health and Cal/OSHA failed to protect workers from lead contamination at a battery recycling plant.
How an agency charged with protecting public health gave talking points to the lead-battery industry.