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Media Release 19th October 1999

It Is Lead Poisoning Awareness Day On Wednesday 20th October 1999!
Lead Poisoning Is Recognised Internationally As One Of
The Greatest Environmental Health Risks Facing Children Today

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What can you do about lead?

  • Have young kids blood tested for lead

  • Reduce car use

  • Boycott leaded products

  • Switch to unleaded petrol

  • Use lead-safe renovation techniques

  • Be lead aware when cleaning

  • Talk about lead to others

The public can call for free advice on 1800 626 086

Some candles have recently been found to pose a lead poisoning risk due to the use of lead cores in the wicks. There has been a federal ban on the supply of these candles which prevents their sale in the NT, and a ban on their sale in NSW (since 8/9/99), Queensland (since 17/9/99), SA (since 17/9/99) and ACT (to be announced tomorrow). Despite these bans little has been done to educate the consumer about the use of the millions of candles containing wicks with lead cores purchased prior to or since these bans were announced. Please refer to the following Media Release.

The LEAD Group Inc. would like your support in this cause.

Media: Please call (02) 9716 0966 for further information.  ###

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