MEDIA RELEASE 14th October 1998
This week Sydney acquired its 4 millionth citizen. If I was to tell you that ..
80,000 babies will be born in New South Wales this year and by the time they are four years old nearly 6,000 of them may have too much lead in their blood.
…..would you give us some MEDIA TIME?
Loss of IQ and learning ability; behavioural problems; kidney damage; hearing loss are just some of the effects of lead poisoning.
Some "at-risk" children are those children under the age of four:
We request your help in promoting Lead Poisoning Awareness Week Sunday, 18th October to Saturday, 24th October 1998.
Parents and carers need to take action to minimise the risk to their children of becoming lead poisoned. They need to reduce exposure through safe renovation or hobby practices, safe work practices and knowing where the lead hazards are and how to manage them safely.
For information: phone EPA Lead
Pollution Line 131 555
The Lead Advisory Service (NSW) is assisted by the NSW Government as part of the Lead Education Program. (The Lead Advisory Service is run by The LEAD Group Inc.) ###
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