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Aims to eliminate lead poisoning, protect the environment from lead

and to strengthen networks of stakeholders to solve lead problems

The LEAD Group Inc
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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Annual Report from LASA to SA Dept of Human Services & NSW Govt
incorporating Quarterly Reports June 2003 to May 2004

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Call Subjects in Report Period by State

From 1/06/03 To 31/05/04

Subject ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA X Total
Service referral 42 800 1 133 59 15 208 27 129 1420
Policy 62 769 1 105 81 8 133 19 134 1317
Lead poisoning 32 667 1 106 60 16 142 24 163 1216
Paint 11 348 3 136 42 6 128 8 22 704
Other 21 458   19 27 2 95 8 34 664
Renovation 11 322 2 124 39 7 112 8 12 637
Env'al testing/sampling 17 351 1 61 23 7 83 8 44 596
Consumer products 23 299   28 19 3 72 15 97 560
Lead workers 9 270 1 63 30 1 49 10 31 468
Air 19 134   8 7   23 3 19 213
Ceiling dust 2 151   24 5   29     211
Waste 4 135   13 5   18 1 12 188
Lead petrol 5 51   14 3 1 8 2 24 108
Hobbies 4 14   2 1 2 8 2 10 43
Pets 2 19 1 5   1 7   5 40
Total 264 4788 11 841 401 69 1115 135 736 8385

Note: X is a combination of "AU" which are Australian callers who contacted LASA by email only with no postcode given and "OS" which stands for overseas. To date, the Global Lead Advice & Support Service (GLASS) has handled email enquiries about lead from 52 countries with residents of at least 150 countries having visited our website - www.lead.org.au - see Annexure 1.

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Call Subjects in Report Period & Category of Subjects

From 1/06/03 To 31/05/04

Subject Code Number of Calls % Category
Service referral 1420 47.22% either environment or health
Policy 1317 43.80% either environment or health
Lead poisoning 1216 40.44% health
Paint 704 23.41% environment
Other 664 22.08% either environment or health
Renovation 637 21.18% environment
Environmental testing/sampling 596 19.82% environment
Consumer products 560 18.62% environment
Lead workers 468 15.56% health
Air 213 7.08% environment
Ceiling dust 211 7.02% environment
Waste 188 6.25% environment
Lead petrol 108 3.59% environment
Hobbies 43 1.43% environment
Pets 40 1.33% health
Total: 3007    
Average subjects per call 2.79    
 
Total Number of Subjects in FY 2002-3, by Category
Category Number of Subjects % of All Call Subjects
Environment 3,260 38.8%
Health 1,724 20.6%
Either 3,401 40.6%

The predominance of calls in the environmental category would make increased funding of the Lead Advisory Service Australia, by environment agencies, thoroughly justified. It should also be noted however that since a significant number of the calls relate to people exposed to lead at work (ie lead workers 15.6%, renovation 21.2%), that the continued denial of any responsibility for funding the service by OH&S agencies is unjustified.

Rural/Urban & Male/Female Split of SA & NSW Callers

Of the 134 South Australian callers, 107 were from the Adelaide area and 27 were rural, 77 were male, 42 female and 15 calls were with organisations.

Of the 1,765 NSW callers, 937 were within 10 kms of Sydney CBD, 409 in rest of Sydney, 90 in Boolaroo area, 15 in Pt Kembla area, 8 in Broken Hill and 296 in the rest of NSW, 849 were female, 721 male, 186 organisations and 9 unknown (emails).

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