Battery Council International (BCI)
The US lead battery industry contributed more than $28 billion of total economic output to the national economy in 2016, a new study has revealed.
In addition, the jobs of more than 95,000 US workers depended on lead batteries, according to the study— Economic Contribution of the US Lead Battery Industry— prepared by the Economic Development Research Group for Battery Council International (BCI) and Essential Energy Everyday.
New analysis indicates that earlier studies into lead absorption levels of workers in the battery industry “likely overestimated” the rates of absorption.
The Battery Council International (BCI) said the new study, which it sponsored, found the airborne lead particle size observed in lead battery manufacturing and secondary smelter facilities “significantly changes previously-held assumptions about lead absorption rates”.