The LEAD Group is pleased to
say that our recently launched website, ‘Lead Safe World’ (www.leadsafeworld.com),
has been successful in providing an outlet for those who are environmentally
conscious and health conscious to seek information about lead and provide a
database of Solutions that deals with various areas of lead education such as
detection, abatement, management, disposal etc. Our Solutions page (http://www.leadsafeworld.com/solutions/) is an ever-growing
wellspring of information regarding the aforementioned topics as well as the
go-to place for practical advice about health and nutrition.
The Lead Safe World website
promotes lead safety actions everyone can take, anywhere in the world, rather
than being a broad-ranging archive of information about the history of lead, the
health effects of lead, sources of lead contamination, etc., as our existing web
site is (www.lead.org.au).
We have continued to add to
the Partners section (
http://www.leadsafeworld.com/partners/) of our Lead Safe
World website and companies and when visiting the website, products and
organisations which help manage lead poisoning and lead contamination will be
easily-identified by Logos: ‘Lead free’, ‘Lead safe’ and ‘Lead
We are inviting sponsors,
partnerships, and companies with proven solutions to lead problems, lead-free
products and lead-safe services, to join us.
This issue of LEAD Action News
also promotes the 2014 Lead-Safe World Volcano Art Prize; each month of the year
is illustrated by a winning art entry on the subject of lead safety. The 13 finalists in the art
competition for 2013, who received a Pictureproducts mug as their
prize, are listed at
Pictureproducts mug prizes for 2013
Volcano Art Prize (VAP). All the 2014 entries are awaiting your review and voting for
the People’s Choice Award, on three pages, at http://volcanoartprize.com/peoples-choice/
so get your entries in and vote now!
With the Lead News section, we
highlight a report on the city of Shymkent, Kazakhstan where 40,000 pre-school
children have been poisoned by the still operation lead smelter, provide some
insight on what is considered a safe lead level and offer some advice on making
your home and yard lead safe. We should remind you that more information and
solutions can be found at our Solutions page.
Sadly, on 21st of May 2014
professor Chris Winder, The LEAD Group's expert on occupational health and
safety in relation to lead, died of a brain tumour. In tribute, this issue
includes all the obituary notices that The LEAD Group gathered. Photos of the
poem by Chris given to all the attendees of the funeral will also be included.
The LEAD Group is now in serious need of a replacement of the calibre of Chris
for both our Technical Advisory Board (TAB) and for the committee of The Lead
Education and Abatement Fund (LEAF). Please call if you can offer to fill either
the OHS lead expert role for TAB or the knowledgeable decision maker role of