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Starved for news on lead? Thought you might be. Well, we’ve recently published four newsletters on our website:  (Fact sheets and Reports as well.)

1. The newsletters:

LEAD Action News Vol 10 No 1 contains:

Pectin: Panacea for both lead poisoning and lead contamination

Lead Contamination of Food

Biosolids used as fertilizer in China and other countries

Lead Contamination of Drinking Water in India due to PVC Pipes

Fluoride in water: a magical ingredient?

Lead in Literature: Giving Australia a Hand (a poem)

LEAD Action News Vol 10 No 2 contains:

Nutrition to Fight Lead Poisoning (a comprehensive listing of vitamins, minerals and nutrients)

Mushrooms and Lead: Book Extract from Mycelium Running (an amazing book on the use of mushrooms to remediate the world)

Fact sheet: Veganism

Quotable quotes from Tom Robbins Villa Incognito

LEAD Action News Vol 10 No 3 contains:

Prevalence and pathways and sources of lead poisoning in China

Government action on lead poisoning in China

The Global Problem of Lead Arsenate Pesticide

How does lead exposure affect our eyes?

Fact sheet on lead and cancer

Book notes: “Toxic Truth: A Scientist, A Doctor, and the Battle over Lead”

LEAD Action News Vol 10 No 4 contains:

All about Rosebery. Rosebery is a small lead mining town in Tasmania, beset by problems of lead and arsenic contamination. The articles describe the battle residents have had with various authorities.

2. The factsheets:

Pectin: Panacea for both lead poisoning and lead contamination”, “Nutrients that reduce lead poisoning”, “A Factsheet for Schoolkids… about lead”, and “Lead poisoning and menopause

And, in case that’s not enough

3. The Reports:

One in Indonesian – “Keracunan Timbal di Indonesia” “Lead poisoning in Indonesia
Lead Legislation: The World’s Best and Worst Practice Regulating Lead in Paint”,
Lead Poisoning: The Truth Behind Consumer Products and Legislation”.

Contact: Elizabeth O’Brien, Manager, Global Lead Advice and Support Service, Australia
Phone +61 2 9716 0014, mobile 0431 184 933, Freecall within Australia 1800 626 0860   ###

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Australian Government, and the Australian Government does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein.

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