By Hesaan Sheridan, The LEAD Group Inc, UK
This issue marks the debut of The UK LEAD Group and our strong partnership with the UK as part of our Global Mission.
Like all our logos, this LEAD Group UK logo was designed by graphic designer and co-founder of The LEAD Group, Kerry O’Donnell.
This ‘special United Kingdom edition’ issue was produced in conjunction with the UK, our frontpage article reveals that although valuable ongoing research is currently being funded in parts of the UK there is a surprising lack of up to date population-wide data on blood lead levels and lead sources.
is currently being funded in parts of the UK there is a surprising lack of up to date population-wide data on blood lead levels and lead sources.
Perhaps this is why the blood lead limits for UK health care professionals in regard to clinical investigation or intervention of lead poisoning are years behind countries such as the US and Canada.
Also in this issue we review the latest valuable published research, consider the impact of firearms use on lead exposure, and take a very cynical poke at ‘The Legal System’.
We’re very pleased to have a Greek translation of our Blood Lead Challenge.
CALL FOR VOLCANO ART PRIZE ENTRIES! It’s a fun way to contribute to lead poisoning prevention, and you could win an award! The deadline is 24th July 2017, so there is still time to get creative…
2017 Volcano Art Prize (VAP) Entry.
Title of Image: It makes me happy to enter Volcano Art Prize.
Lead-Safety Message: I know I'm helping The LEAD Group to create a Lead Safe World, and I win a beautiful Pictureproducts mug with my image on it.
Artist: Noela Whitton.
Date for your diary: International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action (ILPPWA) 2017 is Monday 23rd October to Saturday 28th October. Please send in your ideas…
If you wish to comment or elaborate on any of the material in this issue please reply with your letter to the editor, to be published in the next issue.