Global Lead Advice and Support Service has created the following
interest groups. Click on any of the topics below to find out
more about a group or to join it.
groups provide information and discussion on given topics.
Leaded Kidse-group was set up by the Global Lead Advice
and Support Service (GLASS) on July 17, 2006 to help parents,
teachers, doctors and carers of children with lead poisoning.
Includes detailed discussion of lead detoxification, news about
lead-related issues, and other heavy metal-related issues.
Global Lead e-group provides a discussion forum in which
lead mining, smelting, manufacturing and recycling companies can
share information on the management of lead and engage with the
community and environmental organisations who seek improved lead
stewardship and the global elimination of lead poisoning.
and Lead Poisoning Plumbism and Autism Network
(PAN): Discusses current issues related to the increasing
incidence of autism and the potential link between autism and
metallothionein dysfunction and excessive lead exposure or
exposure to other heavy metals as a trigger for autism. This
group includes detailed discussion of lead detoxification, news
about lead-related issues, and other heavy metal-related issues.
Most members are parents of children with lead poisoning and
autism, aspergers, ADD, ADHD, PDD, PDD-NOS, or related symptoms.
Although the primary focus is on lead poisoning, we also discuss
other heavy metals (for example: mercury, cadmium, arsenic,
Workers Lead miners & smelter workers,
shooters, radiator repairers, automobile & lead acid battery
recyclers, leadlighters, metal & e-waste recyclers, leaded
petrol service station staff, jewellers, glass & crystal
manufacturers, PVC & paint manufacturers, painters, roofers,
demolishers, renovators, remodellers, builders, etc, all work
with lead and need to prevent lead poisoning. This global
support network was set up by a community group in Australia
(the world's largest lead exporting country) to assist lead
workers and help spread the word on how to stay safe while
working with lead and get support and treatment if lead
poisoning has already occurred.
Point Source Communities This e-group is set up to
help, support and assist people living in Lead Point Source
Communities such as Lead mines, Lead Smelters, Battery
Manufacturing Plants, Electrical and Electronics Components
Recycling (like Computer waste, electrical repair shops etc.),
Automobile body Paint Shop and much more -any point source of
Poisoned Adults Most members are adults with lead
poisoning and this group talks about how adults can be seriously
affected by lead. This group also discusses different adverse
effects of lead on adults such as reproductive health effects,
and effects on kidneys, nervous system, cardiovascular and
circulation, intellectual and mental functioning, behavior,
sensory, gastrointestinal digestive and many more like these.
Lead Shot or Bullet Support Group The Lodged Lead
Shot or Bullet Support Group aims to support people who seek
information and advice on the life-long management and
monitoring of lead bullets or shot which have become lodged in
the body, in order to ensure that the lodged lead is not causing
Leaded Paints and Cosmetics Ban Leaded Paint &
Cosmetics e-group is a global network of individuals,
non-government organisations (NGOs) including consumer groups,
government agencies, companies and industry associations seeking
to achieve a global ban of leaded surface coatings including
paints and inks, and leaded cosmetics and toiletries.
Petrol Ban Lead Petrol Ban is a global network of
individuals and non-government organisations (NGOs) seeking to
finalise the global ban of leaded petrol (leaded gasoline). It
is moderated by The Global Lead Advice and Support Service
(GLASS) - a free information and referral service aiming to
protect the environment from lead and eliminate lead poisoning
Safe Electronics Ban Lead Electronics egroup will
be self assisting to help ban use of lead in processing or
manufacturing Electrical and Electronic goods and to support any
campaign in the countries still making extensive use of lead in
the industry and whose regulatory authorities have made no move
towards a ban.