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QUESTION: Spooked by lead dust health concern and left Mt Isa 19 Jun 2008 New Zealand

Hi there,

My story

Back in Townsville after spending approximately 4 days in MT Isa, looking for the big money job. .First day there walking to a friend’s house in Sixth Ave, I passed the school, friendly kids on their way home greeted me with smiles and words of welcome. Upon reaching my friends house I felt a little stomach sickness and had a headache, combined with this a feeling of anxiety. This feeling of unwellness came on subsequent walks into employment agency over the next 4 days. I came to the conclusion I could well be breathing road dust stirred up from passing cars. I gathered info on lead health issues on internet and by talking to locals...general consensus you needed to be eating dirt etc to suffer ill effects. Still I was spooked by this health concern and left Mt Isa last Saturday. I read with interest the Lead contamination story. The Australian newspaper June 18th and my sympathy and concern goes out to the mother and child affected and to those smiling kids I passed on the way from school. If I can be of any help, contact me at above email

Regards Sean Carr (blood test pending)

ANSWER: 19 Jun 2008

Dear Sean,

Thanks for taking the time to write to us. I'd be VERY interested to hear from you again once you have your blood lead result.

If you're in Townsville for a bit, I'd also be keen to get your description of the lead ore loading facilities at the port there. I've only ever had them described to me in glowing terms by a lead mining company PR person so it would be excellent if you'd take your keen observation powers down to the Port and then report it.

All the best and I look forward to hearing from you again.

Yours Sincerely

Elizabeth O’Brien

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