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The inside of a fur processing factory : Free Stock Photo
Title: The inside of a fur processing factory
Description: Provided by the Center for Disease Control's (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), this historic image, shot inside a Connecticut fur processing plant, depicted a mechanical 'carroting' machine. Carroting is the process of treating 'hatters'' fur with mercury nitrate, thereby, rendering the fur suitable for manufacturing hats. If precautions were not taken, such as wearing a filtered breathing mask, or gloves, mercury exposure was quite likely, and could have lead to heavy metal poisoning, with severe pathologic neurological consequences.
By: CDC/ Barbara Jenkins, NIOSH; PHS acquired from Public Health Image Library (Website)
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Keywords: Black And White, Buildings, Factories, Historic, Industry, Manufacturing, Vintage
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