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LEAD Action News Volume 17 Number 2, November 2016, ISSN 1324-6011
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Info Pack - Lead fact sheet series of publications by NSW EPA

List of links compiled by Elizabeth O'Brien, President, The LEAD Group Inc.

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has in May 2016 published the following series of fact sheets at www.epa.nsw.gov.au/lead and distributed 70,000 copies to hardware stores and childcare centres in NSW. They promise to list our freecall number correctly as 1800 626 086 in the second edition of the fact sheet series!


The NSW EPA lead fact sheet series 2016:


    • Fact Sheet: Lead, your health and the environment - http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/resources/pesticides/lead-health-environment-fact-sheet-150719.pdf
    • Fact Sheet: Lead safety at home - http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/resources/pesticides/lead-safety-home-fact-sheet-160085.pdf
    • Fact Sheet: Old lead paint - http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/resources/pesticides/lead-old-paint-fact-sheet-150700.pdf
    • Fact Sheet: Lead and home renovations - http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/resources/pesticides/lead-renovations-fact-sheet-150716.pdf
    • Fact Sheet: Lead in ceiling dust - http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/resources/pesticides/lead-ceiling-dust-fact-sheet-160087.pdf
    • Fact Sheet: Working safely with lead - http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/resources/pesticides/lead-workplace-fact-sheet-160086.pdf
    • Fact Sheet: Lead hazard management in children’s services - http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/resources/pesticides/lead-childcare-fact-sheet-160209.pdf

You will also find the complete original 1990s set of “Lead Safe” publications, developed by the Lead Reference Centre (LRC), a now-defunct part of the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), now on our website at http://www.lead.org.au/NSW_Lead_Reference_Centre_and_NSW_Government_Publications.pdf or find them individually in the factsheets section at http://www.lead.org.au/fs-index.html - where you’ll see that the NSW set of “Lead Safe” publications is comprised of:


  1. Lead in ceiling dust



  1. Lead, Your Health & the Environment. Available in Arabic, Chinese, English, Korean, Macedonian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese PDF










  1. Lead Safe Housekeeping PDF



  1. Old Lead Paint PDF



  1. Working safely with lead PDF



  1. A Renovator's Guide To The Dangers Of Lead (Brochure 30 pages) PDF



  1. A Guide For Health Care Professionals (Brochure 34 pages) PDF



  1. A Guide To Keeping Your Family Safe From Lead (Brochure 20 pages) PDF



  1. Lead Hazard Management In Children's Services (Brochure 15 pages) PDF



  1. Lead and Home Renovations PDF



The Development Control Plan (DCP) for lead was also developed by the Lead Reference Centre (LRC) and can still be found online on the NSW EPA website at: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/resources/pesticides/03004managinglead.pdf


The above link to the DCP (full title: “Managing Lead Contamination in Home Maintenance, Renovation & Demolition Practices. A Guide for Councils”) is available as the “EPA Lead Guide for Councils Section 1 - Management of lead contamination” from The LEAD Group’s Council Lead Project (CLP) ToolKit at http://www.lead.org.au/clp/lstkstep_3.html


There are also many other valuable fact sheets by The LEAD Group Inc – environmental health charity – at http://www.lead.org.au/fs-index.html and the world’s largest online searchable lead library is accessible via the yellow highlighted link at the top of that webpage.

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