Lead poisoning

This SLP examines the use of scientific evidence in standard setting. Answer the following questions in 3–4 pages and support your answers with the literature:

  1. Describe the scientific evidence that was used in the standard-setting process for the substance you chose for your SLP.( LEAD POISONING)
  2. Describe the health-risk assessment that was considered for the health effects of concern.
  3. Compare and contrast two of the health-risk assessments. Were they thorough? Was the weight of the scientific evidence adequate? How did they impact the final standard?

Length: Submit a 3- to 4-page paper.

Readings Relevant to the SLP

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Workplace safety and health topics: Benzene. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/benzene/

OSHA. (1988). Occupational health and safety guidelines for benzene: Potential human carcinogen. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/81-123/pdfs/0049.pdf

U.S. Department of Labor. (n.d.). OSHA: 1,3-Butadiene. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/butadiene/standards.html

U.S. Department of Labor. (n.d.). OSHA: Cotton dust. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/cottondust/

U.S. Department of Labor. (n.d.). OSHA: Ethylene oxide. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ethyleneoxide/

U.S. Department of Labor. (n.d.). OSHA: Formaldehyde. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/formaldehyde/

U.S. Department of Labor. (n.d.). OSHA: Lead. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/lead/

U.S. Department of Labor. (n.d.). OSHA: Methylene chloride. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/methylenechloride/

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2016). Arsenic in drinking water. Retrieved from http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/arsen…

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2016). Lead air quality standard. Retrieved from: https://www.epa.gov/lead-air-pollution

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2016). Lead and copper rule. Retrieved from http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/lcr/i…

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2016). Carbon monoxide standards. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/standards/co/s_co_ind…

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2016). Ozone standards. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/standards/ozone/s_o3_…

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2016). Particulate matter standards. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/standards/pm/s_pm_ind…

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2016). Nitrogen dioxide primary standard. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/standards/nox/s_nox_i…

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2015). Radionuclides rule. Retrieved from http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/radio…

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2016). Sulfur dioxide primary standard. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/standards/so2/s_so2_i…

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