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Recent additions to the world’s largest lead library

LEAD Group Library additions selected by Elizabeth O’Brien

 The LEAD Group lays claim to operating the world’s largest publically-accessible lead information library. All online library articles are accessible via our searchable deep-web online database. Listing my favourite new additions here means that they are readily findable via Google and other search engines, whereas our online database is only searchable if you CLICK ON THE YELLOW HIGHLIGHTED LINK AT http://www.lead.org.au/fs-index.html - and note that you can also search the online library using keywords.

 Thanks to an army of pro bono library data-entry staff who help me to keep our library growing – we’ll soon exceed 18,000 articles. Here’s my selection of the most interesting articles added in the past couple of weeks.  

Author Title

URL

Date
Brittany Ruppert, Sydney Morning Herald, [content approved by Adam Winder (son) and with edits by Elizabeth O'Brien, The LEAD Group Inc] Timelines: Christopher Winder 1951-2014 OHS pioneer fought for workers - won an Australia Museum Eureka Award: Professor Chris Winder [ONLINE 26 Feb 2015 AS Chris Winder obituary: OHS pioneer brought warmth to a dry debate] http://www.smh.com.au/comment/obituaries/chris-winder-
obituary-ohs-pioneer-brought-warmth-to-a-dry-debate
-20150226-1226t3.htm
l
27/02/2015
Newcastle Herald Newcastle Herald 100 or so photos re Toxic Truth Pasminco Smelter series 22 November 2014 and following weeks: Images from Pasminco and Boolaroo over the years. Eg Circa 1959 Aerial Photograph of Pasminco Smelter http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2732119/residents-outraged
-remediation-no-longer-legally-required/#slide=1
;
21/11/2014
Newcastle Herald Journalists and outside Contributors Toxic Truth Archive - The archive of the Newcastle Herald's Toxic Truth investigation [November 22 to December 13, 2014] http://www.theherald.com.au/story/271
1882/toxic-truth-archive/?cs=4365
27/12/2014
Boomerang Alliance (Jeff Angel) Boomerang Alliance: Who We Are http://www.boomerangalliance.org.au/who-we-are.html 7/01/2015
Chief Health Officer. NSW Department of Health Acting on the public’s health: Reducing lead exposure of children in Broken Hill AND Domain 2: Environmental determinants of health - Priority areas: [No 5 of 6] Reduce lead exposure of young children in industrial environments FROM Healthy People 2005: New Directions for Public Health - Better Health Good Health Care in New South Wales, published August 2000 http://www0.health.nsw.gov.au/pubs/2000/
pdf/public2005.pdf
1/08/2000
DAVE MIHALOVIC 1 In 2 Children Will Have Autism by 2025, Warns Senior MIT Scientist http://preventdisease.com/news/14/122914_1-in-2-Children-
Autism-by-2025-Warns-Senior-MIT-Scientist.shtml
28/12/2014
Cole Latimer New species of metal eating plant uncovered: A new species of plant [Rinorea niccolifera] that absorbs heavy metals has been discovered in the Philippines. "only around 450 species of plant [are] known worldwide to be hyperaccumulators of metals" http://www.miningaustralia.com.au/news/new-species-of-
metal-eating-plant-uncovered
12/05/2014
Cole Latimer New nickel accumulating plants uncovered: Researchers have uncovered dozens of new nickel hyperaccumulator plants in a study in Borneo. Dr. Augustine Doronila, from the University of Melbourne said the trees contain up to 3% nickel "so there is the real potential to develop large nickel ‘farms’ in the Tropics" http://www.miningaustralia.com.au/news/
new-nickel-accumulating-plants-uncovered
12/05/2014
Professors Mark Taylor and Bruce Lanphear Tribute to Prof. Christopher Winder http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/
pii/S0160412014002037
27/06/2014
The Child & Family Centre, Broken Hill Health Service, NSW Health Far West Local Health District leadnsw.com.au incl: Home page; About - Lead in Broken Hill, Child & Family Health Centre; Lead Health - Blood Lead Testing, Lead & the Body, At-Risk Groups; Lead Education - Nutrition, Environment, Hygeine, Occupation, Renovation, Starting a Family; Resources - Publications, Lead Links, Community Partners; Contact Us. http://www.leadnsw.com.au/ 1/06/2014
Public Eye Awards: Nominating Organisations: Multi-Watch; Observadores Glencore - Xstrata; ASK 25 Jahre/Anos - Arbeitsgruppe Schweiz-Kolumbien Nomination of Glencore to win the final Public Eye Lifetime Award for corporate misconduct: human rights violations and environmental abuses http://publiceye.ch/case/glencore/ 16/01/2015
Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for Measuring Lead in Blood Using Point of Care Instruments http://cirrus.mail-list.com/leadnet/09072322.html 24/10/2013
Elizabeth O'Brien and Sadie Grant Butler, The LEAD Group Opinion: Pushing for people power. Part of the Newcastle Herald Toxic Truth investigation http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2729383/
opinion-pushing-for-people-power/?cs=4365
28/11/2014
Elizabeth O’Brien, BSc, Grad Dip in Educational Studies (Health Educ’n), Graphics by Elizabeth O'Brien, Kari McKern and Sue Gee [Info Pack 23] Nutrition to Fight Lead Poisoning - one of the Lead Safe World Solutions by The LEAD Group http://www.leadsafeworld.com/
nutrition-to-fight-lead-poisoning/
;

http://www.lead.org.au/lanv10n2/
LEAD_Action_News_vol_10_no_2.pdf

29/01/2014
Kari McKern, Blood Lead Challenge - Take the blood lead discovery and reporting challenge http://www.lead.org.au/fs/fst88.html;

http://www.lead.org.au/fs/Blood_Lead
_Challenge_20141022.pdf

22/10/2014
Kari McKern, translated into Spanish by Orlando Aguirre-Lopez El Desafío del Plomo en la Sangre - Descubra el nivel de plomo en la sangre y desafíe las estadísticas. [SPANISH] http://www.lead.org.au/fs/fst88Spanish.html;

http://www.lead.org.au/fs/El_Desafío_del_
Plomo_en_la_Sangre_20141022.pdf

22/10/2014
Kari McKern, translated into French by Orlando Aguirre-Lopez Défi de Plomb dans le sang - Partez à la découverte de plomb dans votre sang et informez nous. [FRENCH] http://www.lead.org.au/fs/fst88French.html;

http://www.lead.org.au/fs/Défi_de_
Plomb_dans_le_sang_20141022.pdf

22/10/2014
Eaglemoss Collections Star Trek - The Official Starships Collection, Part 22 Magazine - with Star Trek Deep Space Nine figurine & label on box. Recommended age 14+. Warning! Collectable figurines. Not designed or intended for play by children. Do not dispose of in domestic waste." [May be lead-free?]   1/02/2015
ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission) ABC News Topic - LEAD -  - Australian Lead Poisoning / Lead Mining etc LINKS TO LEAD News on the ABC website since 11 April 2008 STARTING AT http://www.abc.net.au/news/topic/lead; http://www.abc.net.au/news/topic/lead?page=1; ETC  11/04/2008
Jacqueline Breen and Cherie von Horchner / Cherie von HörchnerABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission) $13 million to tackle toxic lead levels in Broken Hill children AND NSW Government delivers $13 million to fight Broken Hill lead levels http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-13/high-
lead-blood-levels-children-broken-hill/6091812
AND http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-13/nsw-government
-to-announce-boost-in-funding-for-lead-abatement-/6090146
13/02/2015
Collated by Elizabeth O’Brien with assistance from Swetha Lingala (14 February 2015) of desktop research by Robert Taylor, photos by Catherine Sweeny for The LEAD Group Inc with some information from Dr Walter Crinnion's book: "Clean, Green and Lean". [Part of Info Pack 23] Foods for Lead Detox - Alphabetical list of foods rich in the nutrients which fight lead poisoning and List of how those Nutrients help fight lead poisoning. http://www.leadsafeworld.com/solutions/foods-for-lead-detox/; http://www.lead.org.au/fs/fst86.html; http://www.lead.org.au/fs/Foods
_for_Lead_Detox_A-Z_20150214.pdf
14/02/2015
Charles W. Schmidt Unsafe Harbor? Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Refugee Children [eg 6 mth old NIgerian boy with cosmetic eyeliner called Tiro applied since 2 wks of age by parents to improve his "visual development". 2 yr old Sudanese girl who died of lead poisoning after eating wall plaster from under leaded paint. "The CDC recommends that all refugees aged 6 months to 16 years be screened for BLL, anemia, and nutritional status upon arrival in the United States, with followup lead testing three to six months after placement in permanent housing." http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/121-a190/;  http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/wp-content/
uploads/121/6/ehp.121-a190.pdf
1/06/2013
Ask the Landlord including forum posts by Julie, Sean, Clara, TomL, Michael, HennyPennycrafts, OrEGone, Tyler, Minnesota John, Gevans, Sparta, donkeykong and johnjobe AsktheLandlord.com Forums - General Category => General Landlording Discussion: Forum Posts re: Lead Poisoning Liability [following the broadcast of "Forensic Files" TV episode re a landlord jailed for not notifying the parents of lead hazards in a US rental property before a Sudanese 2 yr old refugee died of lead poisoning from eating paint & plaster there] eg "I would require they have the kid tested for lead poisoning and supply a copy of the results with their application [to rent]." http://askthelandlord.com/forums/general-landlording
-discussion/lead-poisoning-liability/15/
; http://askthelandlord.com/forums/general-landlording-
discussion/lead-poisoning-liability/?action=printpage
16/03/2013
Linda Curran Environmental Sensitivities Symposium online & free starting 23 March 2015 http://ecohealthsolutions.com.au/blog/environmental
-sensitivities-symposium/
16/02/2015
Liz Colon, LeadSafeKids Email to Leadnet Listserv from Liz Colon of LeadSafeKids USA re lead-poisoning death of 2-year-old Sudanese refugee in USA on Forensic Files episode Sunday's Wake, prior to its first broadcast in the USA in August 2006   16/08/2006
Forensic Files Forensic Files Death By Poison Sunday's Wake 1 and Sunday's Wake 2: When a little girl got sick and died, investigators were stumped. Was it an accident, an unexplained illness, or murder? Scientists would travel halfway around the world before finding the answer in two unlikely places: a shredded legal document and her mother's signature. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4dZdMGIl70; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C8wD1qsQq0 15/08/2006
Kevin Humphries MP, Minister for Natural Resources, Lands and Water, Minister for Western NSW MEDIA RELEASE Friday 13 February 2015 - NSW GOVERNMENT COMMITS MORE THAN $13 MILLION TO REDUCE LEAD LEVELS AT BROKEN HILL http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/resources/MinMedia/EPAMin150213.pdf 13/02/2015

Catalyst, ABC TV

Lead Astray, on Catalyst, ABC TV Australia - first broadcast Tuesday, 10 February 2015. Watch the show online, read the transcript, follow the links to buy a LEAD Group kit to test your home for lead, or make a comment http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/4174798.htm

10/02/2015

Damon Cronshaw TOXIC TRUTH: Residents demand action over contamination. PART OF: Toxic Truth: A Newcastle Herald Investigation [re: Boolaroo Smelter remediation follow-up] http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2908188/toxic-truth
-residents-demand-action/?cs=4365
25/02/2015
Matthew Kelly Aftermath of lead has cruel, lasting effects: Violent crime linked to exposure as child; Poisonous legacy casts shadow over residents. [ONLINE 26/11/14 AS Toxic Truth: High correlation between children exposed to lead and violent crimes] PART OF: Toxic Truth: A Newcastle Herald Investigation [re: Boolaroo Smelter remediation follow-up] http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2725072/revealed-
link-between-violent-crime-and-lead/
27/11/2014
DAMON CRONSHAW and DONNA PAGE Blood testing possible stalling tactics [ONLINE 26/11/14 AS Boolaroo Action Group says children aren't 'canaries', calls for 'real action' over lead contamination] PART OF: Toxic Truth: A Newcastle Herald Investigation [re: Boolaroo Smelter remediation follow-up] http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2725057/our-
children-arent-canaries/
27/11/2014
MATTHEW KELLY Families lived happily, unaware of hidden danger of town’s heavy metals [ONLINE 26/11/14 AS Toxic Truth: Residents lived happily unaware of hidden danger of town’s heavy metals] PART OF: Toxic Truth: A Newcastle Herald Investigation [re: Boolaroo Smelter remediation follow-up] http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2725270/residents
-lived-happily-unaware-of-hidden-poison/
27/11/2014
OLCA (Observatorio Latino Americano de Conflictos Ambientales / Latin American Observatory for Environmental Conflicts) - Chile, Paraguay, Mexico, Ecuador and Colombia Pese a las regulaciones, el plomo sigue siendo una amenaza para la vida en Chile [SPANISH] [TRANSLATION OF TITLE: In spite of regulations, lead continues to be a menace to life in Chile] http://olca.cl/articulo/nota.php?id=103734

7/11/2013

DONNA PAGE Lead clean-up funding sought PART OF: Toxic Truth: A Newcastle Herald Investigation [re: Boolaroo Smelter remediation follow-up]   27/11/2014
MATTHEW KELLY Group talking action [ONLINE 28/1/15 AS Toxic Truth: Group talking action] PART OF: Toxic Truth: A Newcastle Herald Investigation [re: Boolaroo Smelter remediation follow-up] http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2847642/
group-talking-action/?cs=4365
27/11/2014
MATTHEW KELLY Raking up a slag heap of memories PART OF: Toxic Truth: A Newcastle Herald Investigation [re: Boolaroo Smelter remediation follow-up]   27/11/2014
HELEN GREGORY Lead found unsafe at any level in body [ONLINE 25/11/14 AS Toxic Truth: Lead found unsafe at any level in body PART OF: Toxic Truth: A Newcastle Herald Investigation [re: Boolaroo Smelter remediation follow-up] http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2726941/lead
-found-unsafe-at-any-level-in-body/
27/11/2014
Craig Dalton. Health risk disappearing without soil remediation [ONLINE 25/11/14 AS Toxic Truth: Health risk disappearing without soil remediation PART OF: Toxic Truth: A Newcastle Herald Investigation [re: Boolaroo Smelter remediation follow-up] http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2726945/health-
risk-disappearing-without-soil-remediation/
27/11/2014
Jim Sullivan [Letter to the Editor of the Newcastle Herald from Jim Sullivan] LETTER: Boolaroo bleeds over lead, REGARDING the article ‘‘Blood testing possible stalling tactics’’ (Herald 27/11/14): PART OF: Toxic Truth: A Newcastle Herald Investigation [re: Boolaroo Smelter remediation follow-up] http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2729350/letter-
boolaroo-bleeds-over-lead/
28/11/2014
NEWCASTLE HERALD We simply left the house empty and walked away[ONLINE 25/11/14 AS Toxic Truth: We simply left the house empty and walked away] PART OF: Toxic Truth: A Newcastle Herald Investigation [re: Boolaroo Smelter remediation follow-up] http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2726946/we-
simply-left-the-house-empty-and-walked-away/

27/11/2014

Donna Page, Matthew Kelly, Helen Gregory and Damon Cronshaw EXPOSED - Toxic slag spread across city BLACK BELT. PART OF: Toxic Truth: A Newcastle Herald Investigation [re: Boolaroo Smelter remediation follow-up]   27/11/2014
Donna Page, Matthew Kelly, Helen Gregory and Damon Cronshaw Smelter by-product not a high priority says EPA - Slag risks Ignored [ONLINE 25/11/14 AS Toxic Truth: Smelter by-product not a high priority says EPA Slag risks Ignored PART OF: Toxic Truth: A Newcastle Herald Investigation [re: Boolaroo Smelter remediation follow-up] http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2729584/
black-slag-risks-ignored/
27/11/2014
NEWCASTLE HERALD Tests show high lead lurks in playgrounds ONLINE 28/11/14 AS Toxic Truth: Tests show high lead lurks in playgrounds PART OF: Toxic Truth: A Newcastle Herald Investigation [re: Boolaroo Smelter remediation follow-up] http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2729586/
tests-show-high-lead-lurks-in-playgrounds/
27/11/2014

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