|LEAD Action News Volume
14 Number 2, December 2013, ISSN 1324-6011
Incorporating Lead Aware Times ( ISSN 1440-4966) and Lead Advisory Service News (ISSN 1440-0561)
The Journal of The LEAD (Lead Education and Abatement Design) Group Inc.
Editor-in-Chief: Elizabeth O’Brien, Editorial Team: Hitesh Lohani, Anne Roberts and David Ratcliffe
Pictureproducts mug prizes for 2013 Volcano Art Prize (VAP)
Here are some of the happy entrants of 2013 VAP, (the ones who could be easily gathered in Sydney, Australia), with their prizes - Pictureproducts mugs printed with their entry - in hand, and their entry details.
Artist: Noela Whitton
Title: Alex with Sunflowers
Lead-safety message: My grandson Alex grew sunflowers which removed some lead from the garden soil – but we didn’t let him eat the seeds or compost the plants!
Artist: Jane Lennon
Title: Sisters. Materials: recycled office paper pulp sculpture painted with lead-free acrylic paint
Lead-Safety Message: Create without lead
Artist: Meredith Knight
Title: Molly 1998 to 2013 and the Buddha
Lead-Safety Message: Unleaded cats live calmer, healthier and longer lives. Good grass cover protects pets from lead contaminated soil.
Title (of entry by Kari McKern): Selfie@Sixty
Lead-Safety Message: Lead raises mortality from all causes, Vitamin D has the opposite effect. Good health involves tracking these metrics.
Title: Lead destroys our hearts and minds
Lead-Safety Message: As we age, the lead we took in earlier in life, leaves our bones, raises our blood pressure and brings on dementia. Ask your doctor to test your blood lead level – there may be ways to remove your lead before it takes its toll.
Artist: Rama Veeraghanta
Title: Incense Smoke Dangerous to Your Health
Lead-safety message: “Incense sticks (agarbatti) could come with a health risk — new research has shown that burning these generate indoor air pollutants, including carbon monoxide and particulates like lead. Children and Pregnant women should not breathe the fumes of burning Incense. Health Canada began to investigate regulating the lead content of Incense in 2009.
Artist: Tony Lennon
Title: Lead in Bones in Lead
Lead-Safety Message: As the lead stored in your bones leaches into your blood as you age, so you get closer to the grave.
Artist: Daniel Kim
Title: Pick Yer Poison
Lead-safety message: “How long are we going to let them have their way? Even now, these poisonous plagues remain unresolved problems… and chances are, someone you know is already affected by it. Just because it’s not in your face like doesn’t mean it’s not there. This is everybody’s problem. Let’s do something about this, together.
Some things lead and cane toads have in common:
way to be poisoned is to ingest it.
Title: Red Means Lead!!
Lead-Safety Message: Lead Paint deteriorating off old homes poses great health risks to families and the general community.
Nigel kindly donated his prize mug to another artist: Claire O’Brien.
Artist: Claire O’Brien
Title: Fido. Materials: oil on canvas.
Lead-safety message: Mans best friend deserves to be lead free too. Lead level test kits available from The LEAD Group.
Artist: Emily Grace
Lead-Safety Message: Lead in home-grown eggs from urban areas tends to be higher than in commercial eggs; as soil lead increases, the concentration of lead in eggs tends to increase. Test your soil for lead with a LEAD Group DIY-sampling lab analysis kit.
Emily also donated her prize mug to Michael Mobbs of Sustainable Projects and Design – for his lead awareness raising activities and Michael kindly agreed to promote the 2014 Lead-Safe World Calendar at his Sustainable House in Chippendale in inner Sydney – where he drinks rainwater, keeps chickens, and grows vegetables and herbs.
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