LEAD Action News Vol 2 no 2 Autumn 1994
This issue of LEAD Action News has several articles on the theme of Lead and Women: Women and the Environment. ChloŽ Mason provided numerous articles tracing the fascinating recent history of women's struggle to work in the lead industry, from which women have been excluded. If occupational health and safety practices are adequate to protect women and their foetuses, then all lead industry workers benefit.
Theresa Gordon's article focuses on women's unpaid work, including a discussion on the politics of blame and guilt in housework as it relates to lead-poisoned children. Theresa describes and celebrates the enormous contribution which women make, usually in a voluntary capacity, to protect our environment.
Two young women present a well thought out strategy in the article on "Urban Lead Abatement". I hope State and Federal Environment Ministers pick up some ideas from them.
And finally, a six year old girl has provided some drawings of women at home and at work. I hope you enjoy them.
The theme for the next issue is the overseas experience. Your roving editor will be reporting on events at several OS/International lead conferences, plus a visit to the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development in New York. Any info from around the world to do with lead, much appreciated.
Elizabeth O'Brien, Editor
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