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The LEAD Group is keen to hear from you by email form (link above) with a brief description of the site in English and the language of the site, if you know of any government websites about lead in any of the following countries and territories:

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Argentina Ministerio de Salud Argentina (Argentinian Ministry of Health) 51 for plomo

Australia Federal Government

Safe Work Australia (SWA) is a partnership of governments, employers and employees.

National Standard for the Control of Inorganic Lead at Work"  and "National Code of Practice for the Control and Safe Use of Inorganic Lead at Work"
Safe Work Australia has 15 members, including an independent Chair, nine members representing the Commonwealth and each State and Territory, two members representing the interests of workers, two representing the interests of employers and the CEO of Safe Work Australia. Together, the members and agency staff will work to improve occupational health and safety (OHS) outcomes and workers’ compensation arrangements across Australia.

Safe Work Australia Hazardous chemicals Workplace hazardous chemicals are substances, mixtures and articles used in the workplace that can be classified according to their health and physicochemical hazards. Health hazards are hazards like skin irritants, carcinogens or respiratory sensitisers that have an adverse effect on a worker’s health as a result of direct contact with or exposure to the chemical, usually through inhalation, skin contact or ingestion. Physicochemical hazards generally result from the physical or chemical properties, like flammable, corrosive, oxidising or explosive substances. 

Environment Australia Links to lead information and fact sheets or see links below.

Lead Brochures and fact sheets

National Phase Out of Leaded Petrol - Some Questions and Answers (order printed copy)

Lead Alert Fact Sheets:

Lead (Pb) - 2005
Lead in Autopaints - 2000 (order printed copy)
Lead in Ceramics
- 2000 (order printed copy)
Lead in House Paint
- 2000 (order printed copy)
Lead in Marine Paints
- 2000 (order printed copy)
Lead in Pottery
- 2000 (order printed copy)
Lead in Stained Glass
- 2000 (order printed copy)
Lead and the Environment
- 2000 (order printed copy)
Lead and Your Health
- 2000 (order printed copy)
Lead in Recreational Activities
- 2000 (order printed copy)
Lead Alert: The six step guide to painting your home (PDF - 1.3 MB) Order printed copy
Lead Alert: The six step guide to painting your home (DOC - 150 KB)
Order printed copy

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Heritage Grant Programs and Funding The major sources of Australian Government funding for activities that benefit Australia's heritage are: Competitive programs under which eligible parties can apply for their project to be considered as part of a formal funding round; and Discretionary, ad hoc or non-competitive grants under which funds are approved by the Minister.

National Pollutant Inventory Substances The NPI contains data on 93 substances that have been identified as important due to their possible effect on human health and the environment. The data comes from facilities like mines, power stations and factories, and from other sources, such as households and transport.

The NPI is tracking emissions of substances to air, land and water, and the transfer of substances, on-site or off-site, to a mandatory or voluntary reporting destination. Substance list and thresholds; Substance fact sheets

Australian consumer products recalled due to lead hazards can be located with difficulty at (there are no photos) and see where we are putting the Australian recalls for lead together on one page.

Australia States

DECC Department of Environment and Climate Change is the leading NSW public sector organisation responsible for environment protection. (2008 has removed most lead poisoning information)

Lead Reference Centre - Leadsafe Publications Site developed by the Lead Reference Centre to support and supplement NSW education and training efforts including the NSW ‘Living Safely with Lead’ campaign. (No longer active - Site available from
WorkCover NSW  WorkCover NSW manages the State's workplace safety, injury management, and workers compensation systems.
Guidance Note For Ceiling Dusts Containing Lead - Lead Risk Work Notification Form - Lead Risk Work Notifications Guideline WorkCover NSW Publications
NSW Heritage Office Provides specialist advice to the Minister for Urban Affairs and Planning, the Heritage Council and the wider community about the management of heritage across the State of New South Wales.
NSW Council Websites Links to New South Wales Local Government Websites
Other Australian states & Northern Territory council websites Links to other Australian states and Northern Territory Local Government Websites
Paint Film Components National Environmental Health Forum Monographs General Series No. 2 - by Mike van Alphen. Copyright © 1998. Copyright in this publication is assigned to the Department of Human Services on the basis of an agreement with Mike van Alphen.
WorkSafe Victoria WorkSafe Victoria is working with the community to deliver outstanding workplace safety, together with quality care and insurance protection to employers and workers.
EPA Victoria The Environment Protection Authority is a statutory body established under an Act of the Victorian Parliament in response to community concern about pollution.
Queensland Dept of Employment & Industrial Relations Includes links to WorkCover and Workplace Health and Safety
Environment Protection Authority (EPA) South Australia, South Australia's primary environmental regulator, responsible for the protection of air and water quality, and control of pollution, waste, noise and radiation. The SA EPA administers the Environment Protection Act and Radiation Protection and Control Act. SA EPA also monitors air lead levels in Port Pirie, the town of the world's largest lead smelter and also monitored air lead levels in the state capital city Adelaide up until June 2003.
The Department of Health South Australia  SA Health aims to ensure healthier, longer and better lives for all South Australians through a comprehensive and sustainable health system. SA Health works to achieve these aims by strengthening primary health care, enhancing hospital care, reforming mental health care and improving the health of Aboriginal people.
Environmental Health Tasmania
Inquiry Into The Cause And Extent Of Lead Pollution In The Esperance Area
by The Education And Health Standing Committee, Legislative Assembly, Parliament of Western Australia, 6th September 2007.
Report on Lead Isotopic Analyses of Samples Associated with the Esperance Lead Investigation. Report prepared for Western Australia Department of Health by Access Macquarie Limited Professor Brian Gulson & Michael Korsch, CSIRO Division of Petroleum Resources.

Belize Belize Health Ministry - 0 "lead poisoning"

Bolivia Ministerio de Salud y Deportes, Bolivia ( Bolivian Ministery for Sports and Health) 2 plomo

Brazil Ministério de Saúde, Brasil [Ministerio de Salud, Brasil], [Health Ministry, Brazil] - 3 plomo


Canadian Wildlife Service Environment Canada Publications related to Fish Lead Free. When you get to the page, search for Fish Lead Free and several publications links will come up including Fish Lead Free which you can order to be posted or emailed to you. This excellent brochure includes: Where to find lead-free alternatives - Manufacturers of lead-free fishing tackle; it contains a list of suppliers of lead free tackle in Canada, USA, UK & Sweden. There are a wide variety of non-toxic alternatives to lead fishing sinkers and jigs, including bismuth, clay, steel, tin, glass, tungsten beads and putty. Ask your local fishing supply retailer to stock these lead-free alternatives.

Chile Ministerio de Salud Chileno (Chilean Ministry of Health) 54 plomo

China, People’s Republic of

Ministry of Environmental Protection, China

Colombia Ministerio Colombiano de Vivienda y Medio Ambiente [ Colombian Ministry of Housing and Environment ] - 252 for Plomo. Ministerio Colombiano para la Protección Social[ Colombian Ministry for Social Protection ] - 109 for Plomo.

Costa Rica Ministerio de Salud, Costa Rica [Health Ministry, Costa Rica] - 31 for Plomo.

Cuba Ministerio de Salud Cubano (Cuban Ministry of Health) 225 for plomo.

Dominican Republic Ministerio de Salud República Dominicana ( Ministry of Health) 64 for plomo.

Ecuador Ministerio para la Salud Pública, Ecuador [ Ecuatorian Ministry for Public Health] - 3 for Plomo

El Salvador Ministerio de Salud el Salvador [Salvatorian Ministry of Health] - 22 for plomo.

Guatemala Ministerio de Salud, Guatemala [Guatemalan Ministry of Health] - 5 for plomo

Honduras Ministerio de Salud, Honduras [Health Ministry, Honduras] -2 for plomo.

México Secretaria de Salud, México [Mexican Secretary of Health] - 342 for plomo.

Nicaragua Ministerio de Salud, Nicaragua [Nicaraguan Ministry of Health] - 145 for plomo.

Panama Ministerio Salud Panama [Ministry of Health, Panama] - 64 for plomo.

Paraguay Ministerio de Salud Paraguay (Paraguayan Ministry of Health) 2 for plomo.

Peru Ministerio de Salud, Peru [Peruvian Ministry of Health] - 472 for plomo.

Spain Ministerio de Salud Español (Spanish Ministry of Health) 101 for plomo.

United Kingdom

Health and Safety Executive UK. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) This website provides practical advice and Guidance on the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002. You can find information on what the law requires, advice on completing COSHH assessments. Working with substances hazardous to health

United States of America - Federal

Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control In 1991, the Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control was established by HUD in order to bring together health and housing professionals in a concerted effort to eliminate lead-based paint hazards in America's privately-owned and low-income housing. The OHHLC is unique among federal agencies dealing with lead-hazards, as the Office is staffed to bring lead health science to bear directly upon America's housing.
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Lead in Paint, Dust, and Soil includes 
Basic Information
, Lead in the NewsRules & RegulationsEducation & OutreachNutrition & lead. Technical Studies, Training & Certification,   Other Lead Links, EPA Regions.
Agency For Toxic Substances And Disease Registry (ATSDR)
ToxFAQsTM for Lead
Case Studies in Environmental Medicine: Lead Toxicity (ATSDR)
Impact Of Lead Contaminated Soil On Public Health (ATSDR) ATSDR's functions include public health assessments of waste sites, health consultations concerning specific hazardous substances, health surveillance and registries, response to emergency releases of hazardous substances, applied research in support of public health assessments, information development and dissemination, and education and training concerning hazardous substances
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Managing Elevated Blood Lead Levels Among Young Children: Recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention March 2002 download htm or pdf files, or to obtain a printed copy, call (toll-free USA) 1-888-232-6789
What Do Parents Need to Know to Protect Their Children? Includes New! Highlights.
Protecting children from exposure to lead is important to lifelong good health. No safe blood lead level in children has been identified. Even low levels of lead in blood have been shown to affect IQ, ability to pay attention, and academic achievement. And effects of lead exposure cannot be corrected.

The most important step parents, doctors, and others can take is to prevent lead exposure before it occurs.

CDC NIOSH Lead (Occupational Exposure)
Centers for Disease Control CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
lead hazard recalls The Centers for Disease Control have put all the products recalled in the US for lead hazards since 2004 on one page (approximately 80 different products) and also lists the products by categories (toys, crafts, clothing, office equipment etc.)
MMWR The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. A CDC weekly scientific publication containing data and reports on specific health and safety topics.
MEDLINEplus with numerous links on lead poisoning and information on over 500 diseases and conditions from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. Health professionals and consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up to date.

United States of America - States

City/County of San Francisco The San Francisco Department of Public Healths Childhood Environmental Prevention Program is dedicated to eradicating lead hazards in an effort to eliminate childhood lead poisoning
California Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch (CLPPB) a childrens environmental health program offering multi-layered solutions to this complex problem.
California Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (OLPPP) The Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (OLPPP) of the Occupational Health Branch provides information and services designed to prevent and control lead poisoning in California workplaces. Our activities are directed towards workers, unions, employers, industry groups, health professionals and the general public.
The Oregon Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has a list of products that have been recalled by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) because of lead hazards. They post the items on the list as soon as they receive the alert from CPSC. The list including photos of every item in the recalls.
The Oregon Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has a list of products that have been recalled by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) because of lead hazards. They post the items on the list as soon as they receive the alert from CPSC. The list including photos of every item in the recalls.
Washington State
Tests for Lead Poisoning. Lead in the human body can be measured in blood, urine, bones, teeth, or hair. The most frequent test is to measure the blood lead level (BLL). Measuring an individual's blood lead level (BLL) can detect lead poisoning in adults or children. Red blood cells increase erythrocyte protoporphyrin (EP) when blood lead is high.

Uruguay Ministerio de Salud Uruguay (Uruguayan Ministry of Health) 27 for plomo

Venezuela Ministerio para el Poder Popular para la Salud, Venezuela [Venezuelan Ministry of Popular Power for Health] - 6 for plomo.

The links above are for information purposes only.
Our policy is to give you all the information available to us, which you might need, in order to make informed decisions about lead hazards. The information and advice given by The LEAD Group is given in good faith but with no responsibility taken. Reference to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by The LEAD Group Inc.

Links  are correct as of  07 March, 2015

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