LEAD Action News
LEAD Action News vol 8 no 3, 2001, ISSN 1324-6011
Incorporating Lead Aware Times ( ISSN 1440-4966) and Lead Advisory Service News ( ISSN 1440-0561)
The Journal of The LEAD (Lead Education and Abatement Design) Group Inc.

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Tasmanian Government Inaction on Lead Poisoning - Case Study

This edition finally brings into the light of day, what is arguably the worst case of government inaction in response to a known case of childhood lead poisoning in Australia. This, hot on the heels of US research about staggeringly high IQ loss at low blood lead levels.

We also are printing a very interesting explanation of the chemical basis of lead poisoning from one of my favourite clients of the Lead Advisory Service Australia - Dr Neville Gibson.

Apologies for lateness! Literally all the energy of myself, The LEAD Group Committee and all our wonderful volunteers has been forced into fund-raising efforts to save the Lead Advisory Service Australia (LASA). There is no good news to date, just dead-ends from US AID and World Learning in relation to funding The LEAD Group to mentor the development of the Pollution Information Centre Romania. Also, we've had no response from the Petre Foundation about our proposed Global Lead Advice and Support Service (GLASS). We've had some very kind offers from individual LASA clients who generally are staggered to hear that the four staff here are entirely donating their time spent on handling the thousands of calls to LASA that we receive each year. I'd especially like to thank Pamela Reading, Gina Krohn, Tony Healy and Dharmachari Sădhaka for their kind thoughts and deeds.

I hope you all have an energetic International Lead Poisoning Awareness Week - Saturday, 20th October to Friday 26th October, 2001, and an especially productive International Lead Poisoning Awareness Day - Saturday, 20th October, 2001. WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP???

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