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.
Health officials took eight days to send letters to parents of children possibly contaminated by lead. And not everyone received a letter.
Reporter Joe Rubin explains how California’s public health department dropped the ball in a Bay Area contamination case.