Community Interests

Environmental Health Centre

During the operation of the smelter, the Environmental Health Centre (EHC) was established and located at 3 Main Road, Boolaroo to provide a number of free services to reduce blood lead levels.  The services included routine blood testing, information and education programs to parents, schools and community groups, case management for families where children have elevated blood lead levels, high efficiency particle (‘HEPA’) vacuum cleaner loan service and limited remediation activities aimed at reducing the exposure to lead within the community.

As risks associated with lead in air were no longer required after the smelter closure, the EHC was closed in 2007.

Links
Lake Macquarie City Council
Office of Environment and Heritage
Department of Planning and Infrastructure


Community Interests

General Public Information on the Health Effects of Lead

The following web sites provide sources of information on this topic.

http://www.lead.org.au

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Lead_poisoning

http://www.livingwithlead.com.au/

http://lead.org.au/

http://www.lakemac.com.au/page.aspx?pid=102&vid=1&kcid=130&kpt=Browse

http://www.lakemac.com.au/downloads/Black%20Slag%20Fact%20Sheet%20%20-%20for%20general%20community%2009%2012%202010_FINAL.pdf

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au

http://www.hnehealth.nsw.gov.au/hneph/environmental_health/lead_issues_including_north_lake_macquarie/lead_safety_tips_for_your_home_and_garden

http://www.hnehealth.nsw.gov.au/hneph/environmental_health/lead_issues_including_north_lake_macquarie/frequently_asked_questions_on_lead_in_north_lake_macquarie

http://www.environment.gov.au/settlements/chemicals/lead.html

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/resources/pesticides/03004managinglead.pdf

 


 

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