By Elizabeth O’Brien,BSc, Grad Dip Health Edn, President, The LEAD Group Inc, Australia
The fifth WHO International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action (ILPPWA) or “Lead Week of Action” will be held from Sunday 22nd to Saturday 28th October 2017 so please take action today by:
Ordering a Lead Safe World Poster made from any Volcano Art Prize (VAP) entry, at www.leadsafeworld.com/shop and give it to any place in your community where lead-safety messages are needed.
- Entering your own artwork, photo or short film in VAP 2017 – open now at volcanoartprize.com/submitentry/ - closing date Monday 24th July 2017;
- Buying a LEAD Group Kit, test your home, childcare centre, workplace, etc and let others know that you have followed any recommendations received with the kit-results to make your place lead-safe/heavy metal-safe;
- Planning how you personally (and your friends and family overseas too) can encourage your council and other government agencies, to mark the fifth International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action in 2017.
- Letting The LEAD Group know what steps you’ve taken so we can report them in LEAD Action News.
First up in this issue, we have four articles in our continuing series on lead free drinking water, including an article by a new Lead Free Partner of the Lead Safe World Project, DEKS Lead Free Flashing. We traverse various issues such as lead poisoning from DIY renovations and lead shot, and end with another new Partner, Oldfield’s ceiling dust vacuuming service, and an obituary to the founder of Australia’s (and the world’s first) cavity dust vacuuming industry.
Thanks go to our Spanish and French Translator volunteer Orlando Aguirre-Lopez for more translations, and our Web Administrator (and Committee Treasurer) Ankit Patel.