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The Lead Education and Abatement Design Group
Working to eliminate lead poisoning globally and to protect the environment from lead in all its uses: past, current and new uses
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The LEAD Group Inc. (charity) advocates for a lead safe world by 2041. This is our oldest website with all our newsletters and fact sheets. Solutions like LEAD Group Kits, Lead Safe Partners and recent newsletters are at and we run a fabulous Lead Safety art/photo/film competition at – enter today and you could win!!

The committee of The LEAD Group (who are based in the UK, Australia and New Zealand) have recognised that many people could be turning to DIY decorating during the coronavirus lockdown. We anticipate that many will not be fully aware of the dangers of dealing with old lead paint. To try and help we have produced the short video Lockdown, DIY and Lead (please click on the title to view). We need to get this message out. If you are willing and able please share by whatever means you have available - email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. And enter your own lead-safety message in Volcano Art Prize ( entry deadline 25th September 2023 ).

Lockdown, DIY and Lead
Click on this image to see our video "Lockdown, DIY and Lead"

The LEAD Group Inc. advocates for the removal of lead from petrol and other products and conducts, when resourced to do so, an advice and information service about lead, the Global Lead Advice & Support Service (GLASS).

Shut the Door on Lead Poisoning
“Shut the Door on Lead Poisoning”
reprinted with kind permission of US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).


“Reaching” [Closing the door on lead poisoning – Reaching for a Lead-Safe World] reprinted with kind permission of photographer & artist Philippa Jane Bolton, Sydney, Australia.

Lead Kills 674,000 People Every Year Globally

The estimated deaths attributable to Lead is 20 times more than for deaths attributable to asbestos. See the World Health Organisation's report at

Perry Gottesfeld of OK International published an editorial titled “Toxic Hypocrisy” in the June 2013 edition of the British publication New Scientist. The full text of the editorial is available at:
The New Scientist article cites results from a Gates Foundation sponsored study published by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, showing that more than 674,000 deaths each year are attributed to lead exposure (see ). To put this in perspective, the study indicates that this is about four times the number of deaths attributed to drugs and about 20 times the number caused by occupational exposures to asbestos. Most of the deaths accounted for in this estimate are attributable to cardiovascular disease (see the full story at )

The LEAD Group is always vigilant to ensure that no leaded petrol in the world contains Australian lead. If Australian lead ends up in leaded petrol or in paint, especially house paint, it tarnishes the green credentials of the Australian mining industry.

Lead damages the brain, reduces longevity and increases crime. Leaded petrol has caused more lead exposure for humans than any other use of lead. Leaded petrol is well past its ‘use by date’ but companies that still profit from its production are not volunteering to end the deadly leaded petrol era and put people before profits.

The LEAD Group aims to achieve the end of leaded petrol as soon as possible.

To read more on the issue by The LEAD Group Inc. see our LEAD Action News newsletter Who will end the leaded petrol death trade?, our chronology of leaded gasoline history and our fact sheet on the issue. Also see our recent Nomination of Innospec for the 2013 Public Eye Awards, seven letters of support for it, and a positive appraisal of the nomination, in LEAD Action News vol 14 no 1 - Lead Safe World Project Launch: Inaugural International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action 20-26 October 2013

Please donate now. Your assistance could create a cleaner fuelled world by helping in the final push for an end to leaded gasoline.

Any money raised through this appeal will be directly used for wages, web-publication on the issue, travel and other expenses of meetings associated with coming to agreement with industry in the shortest timeframe possible.

Donation Information.

Donate at or Phone: +61 2 9716 0014

Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Thank you!

Here's the trailer from Tamara Rubin of The Lead Safe America Foundation - Tamara's upcoming film about childhood lead poisoning “MisLEAD”:

Lead Paint and Human Health, made by The National Painting and Decorating Institute


The LEAD Group Inc is endorsed as an Income Tax Exempt Charitable entity under subdivision 50-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
The Lead Education and Abatement Fund (L.E.A.F) is a public fund listed on the Register of Environmental Organisations under Item 6.1.1 of subsection 30-55(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient under subdivision 30-BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

The LEAD Group Inc. currently receives no financial support from the Australian federal Department of the Environment, previously known as the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC).

DSEWPaC provided funding for 6 years ending 30th June 2013. The fate of our Global Lead Advice and Support Service (GLASS) is uncertain, so we have launched a new Lead Safe World Project including a website at and we are looking for companies and other organisations to become Lead Safe World Partners and contribute to building up solutions to lead problems on the new site, but also to resourcing GLASS – for the good of all.

Peter of Oranda Computer Services - ph 02 8090 4103 - kindly donates his time to administer the Small Business Server and troubleshoot the network and PCs in The LEAD Group’s office.

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