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1 Consumer Products and Lead Exposures: Vision for a Lead-Safe World Incorporating the presentation given by Michelle Calvert at “Eliminating Childhood Lead Toxicity in Australia – A Little is Still Too Much” Forum at Macquarie University on 5th June Presentation by Elizabeth O’Brien, President, The LEAD Group,

2 Vision for a Lead-Safe World

3 Lead levels and cause of death “A study published in the American Heart Association Journal “Circulation” tracked 13,946 adults for 12 years, comparing lead levels and cause of death. It found that those with a level between 3.6 µg/dL and 10 µg/dL were two and a half times more likely to die of a heart attack than those with very low levels [under 1.9 µg/dL], 89% more likely to die of stroke, and 55% more likely to die of cardiovascular disease.” Lead levels and cause of death

4 Standards for lead in consumer products, in food and drinking water and ‘environmental media’, will also need to be made more stringent.

5 All these lead sources need more stringent legislation Lead levels permitted in all products and the action levels for lead abatement have to become more stringent.

6 Consumer products containing lead generally affect people of all ages

7 Rome’s Ruin by Lead Poison

8 Depiction of a Sumerian woman applying makeup Sumerian Makeup Box Sumerians used leaded lipstick and eye makeup

9 Leaded pewter consumer products old and new Well-to-do Romans added lead to wine

10 Study Concludes Beethoven Died From Lead Poisoning

11 Lead crystal armonica

12 Goya: Saturn devouring one of his Children In 1828, Goya also likely died of lead poisoning

13 [Scene from the 2011 movie L'Appollonide (Souvenirs de la Maison Close), known in English as House of Tolerance, directed by France's Bertrand Bonello. [ ]http://eyeswiredopen.blogspot.com.au/ Men and their white-skinned prostitutes in a late 19th century French brothel.

14 Standard Oil Refinery, ‘House of Butterflies’ in Bayway, New Jersey, Petrol “ With Ethyl”; TEL, anti-knock compound Poster advertising “Ethyl”: i.e. Tetra Ethyl Lead (TEL) containing gasoline

15 Leaded petrol phase out saves over US$2.4 trillion “A comprehensive study has confirmed that the phase out of leaded petrol contributes US$2.4 trillion (4% global GDP) to the global economy; this monetary saving is calculated by measuring social benefits such as heightened IQ levels and reduced criminality, as well as health savings from afflictions such as cardiovascular disease. This global effort to end the use of leaded petrol also translates to 1.2 million fewer deaths per year.” [Reference: ews/hatfield.asp ] ] ews/hatfield.asp

16 Perth Declaration for the Global Reduction of Childhood Lead Exposure

17 NEWS headlines! Lead laced Marijuana producing sociopaths? Leaded turmeric Leaded kohl eye make-up Lead as a colorant or to add weight to food

18 Hazardous battery recycling on the streets of New Delhi. A child disassembles a spent truck battery on the sidewalk to sell lead to unregistered recycling units. [ ]www.okinternational.org/ A child disassembles a spent truck battery on the sidewalk

19 Leaded house paint – still available for purchase today by 2.5 billion earthlings Lead in paint

20 Lead arsenate pesticide

21 Petrol / Gasoline Lead

22 A global ban on leaded petrol / Gasoline

23 Soldered Food Cans

24 Indian made lead containing charm toys photo of leaded toy tortoise that one of our volunteers purchased in India Control of lead in children’s consumer products

25 Leaded Bracelets Girls dresses with leaded beads Leaded painted Piggyback Furniture sold with leaded paint Leaded tea glasses RECALLED PRODUCTS (US)

26 Heart-shaped charm which caused a child lead poisoning death in the US

27 Leaded ceramicware is still a major source of lead exposure

28 Bullet Disintegrating in Flight Other consumer products and waste and recycling

29 Green Machine collects lead bullets from shooting ranges for recycling The Green Machine

30 Leaded PVC copper cable recycling in Ghana Each CRT contains 8 kg of lead European legislation is leading the push for lead-free electronics and electrical appliances

31 Cigarettes

32 Warning regulations are also essential for some non-leaded products which can be used to create lead hazards

33 Global lead use in: 1970

34 Global lead use in: 1990

35 Today more than 80% of world lead is in batteries, and the trend is towards 100% Global lead use in: 1990’s

36 Lead foil on wine bottle

37 ‘Subsport’ is a database of substitutes for various chemicals, including 451 lead-based chemicals.

38 RMT at Wagga WAgga ARA (soon to be renamed Enirgi Metals) at Alexandria Renewed Metals Technology (RMT) plant at Wagga Wagga

39 Lead batteries are not the only use of lead in vehicles

40 page 10 of the Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday, August 3rd 1993 The Environmental Cost of One car

41 This graph shows that oil production has already peaked in non-OPEC, non-former Soviet Union countries. Oil production has already peaked in non-OPEC, non-former Soviet Union countries

42 A car causes more pollution before it’s ever driven

43 Coffee, herbs and vegetables in pots in home garden

44 Rainwater tank and clean soil vegetable beds

45 Grapefruits on tree in home garden

46 Vegetable attacked by pests

47 Fruit tree with netting

48 Ride your bike more and don’t buy a car

49 The future of road transport

50 The future of air travel

51 Passenger aircraft fuselages reused by turning them into high- speed railway cars

52 Solar Roadway

53 Partially solar-powered gondola lift in Colombia

54 Pear-shaped Earth

55 A lead-knowledgeable World - a Lead-Safe World

56 Watch this site: Lead-Safe World Project

57 The National Painting and Decorating Institute (NPDI)

58 is the peak educational body for the painting industry in Australia and the Pacific. It is supported by Registered Training Organisations, and has introduced lead paint abatement training to the NT, NSW, QLD and WA; and soon on-line for painters anywhere in the world.

59 is the first national ceiling dust removalists’ association in the world. ADRA

60 Four videos showing how to use The LEAD Group’s DIY-sampling lab-test kits are available on YouTube: 1.IntroductionIntroduction 2.Test Kit Instruction - Part 1Test Kit Instruction - Part 1 3.Test Kit Instruction - Part 2Test Kit Instruction - Part 2 4.Test Kit Result DiscussionTest Kit Result Discussion The LEAD Group’s DIY-sampling lab-test kits

61 Acknowledgements Thanks to the following for their information, advice and support in writing this presentation: Anne Roberts, Zac Gethin- Damon, Hims Patel, Ardhika Wira, Chris Winder, Paul Kesby (DSEWPaC), Daniel Wurm (NPDI), Gavin Clarke (ADRA), Ian Smith and Michelle Calvert.


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