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Watch out for lead when renovating inside and outside your home
If you’re pregnant or thinking of having a baby, it’s time to start planning for lead.
Lead in Broken Hill
Lead is a metal which has been mined in Broken Hill for many years. As a result, it can be found in the air, dust and rainwater tanks in our town.
Lead harms our young kids most of all. But there are simple things we can do to protect them in our homes, our work and around our town.
Free blood tests for babies and kids under the age of five are available in Broken Hill. Results are immediate and let you know if their levels are increasing.
Always wash hands before eating and after playing outside
Keep your kids away from dirt, soil and dust
Leave your shoes, work boots and work clothes outside
Drink tap water, not rainwater