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NHMRC Draft Information Paper: evidence on the effects of lead on human health submission

This submission reflects the views of
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WorkSafe (WA)
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Government department – State / Territory
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Q1. Is the draft Information Paper presented and written in a manner that is easy to understand?: 


Q2. Does the draft Information Paper clearly outline how the evidence was reviewed and interpreted by the Lead Working Committee?: 


Q3. Is there additional evidence on the health effects in humans of exposure to lead that needs to be considered? : 


Q4. Is there additional evidence on the management of exposure to lead in humans in non-endemic areas that needs to be considered? : 

Introduction requires clarification in relation to the following:

p. 4 paragraph 3 refers to “paints that are used on cars and boats”. Such paints are generally now restricted to <0.1% lead under the Poisons Standard Appendix I, unless the reference is intended to indicate that (dry) paint on imported cars and boats may contain lead.

 p. 5 Activities

Additional significant activities in the occupational sector include:

  • Lead mining
  • Fire assay analysis

Page reviewed: 19 May, 2015