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Media release – Friday 25th October 2013
Who’s contributing to a Lead Safe World?

The LEAD Group, environmental NGO, is pleased to announce the launch this weekend of a new web site, ‘Lead Safe World’ (www.leadsafeworld.com), in partnership with Evo Building Products, the National Painting & Decorating Institute of Australia (NPDI), GreenPainters and Home Painters Info and Aussie Painters Network.

The new site is part of The LEAD Group’s Lead Safe World Project – and its major contribution to the World Health Organization’s Inaugural International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action 20-26 Oct 2013. “The site will promote lead safety actions everyone can take, rather than being a broad-ranging archive of information about lead, the health effects of lead, sources of lead contamination, etc., unlike our existing web site (www.lead.org.au),” says Elizabeth O’Brien, President of The LEAD Group.

“The Project will assist in the marketing of products which are lead-free or lead-safe, or which remove lead from the body, or from a lead-polluted site,” she says.

“Companies and products which help manage lead poisoning and lead contamination will be easily-identified by Logos: ‘Lead free’, ‘Lead safe’ and ‘Lead away.’

‘Our existing web site will remain a tremendous source of information’, says Ms O’Brien, ‘but this new site will concentrate on action: avoiding lead contamination and removing lead contamination, all in one convenient, concentrated ‘package’ of information, companies, and products.’

‘We are inviting sponsors, partnerships, and companies with appropriate products, to join us.’

Ms O’Brien also announced the launch of a 2014 Lead-Safe World Calendar, for sale at http://volcanoartprize.com/purchase-calendar/ – each month of the year is illustrated by a winning art entry on the subject of lead safety.

Despite Australia being the world’s largest lead exporter, every level of government, every agency, has left marking the Week of Action in Australia, up to The LEAD Group and its Lead Safe World Partners.