Prevalence of childhood lead poisoning and respiratory disease associated with lead smelter emissions

Mark Taylor, C Isley, John Glover

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    Abstract

    Background
    The city of Port Pirie in South Australia has been a world leading centre for lead and zinc smelting and processing since 1889 that continues to cause contamination of its environment and resident population. This study quantifies the effect of lead and SO2 emissions from Nyrstar Port Pirie Pty Ltd's smelter on blood lead and respiratory health outcomes, respectively, and establishes what air quality values are required to better protect human health.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)340
    Number of pages352
    JournalEnvironmental International
    VolumeJune 2019
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

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