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  1. 1. Lead-Safe World CALENDAR 2013‘In our lead-safe future, the only source of lead in air will be volcanoes.’This image: ‘Elizabeth and the Volcano: Lead White’ Tony Lennon Oil paint on canvas
  2. 2. Lead-Safe World CALENDAR 2013The Volcano Art Prize is designed to raise awareness and generate positiveimages and messages about lead safety, and is an initiative of the LeadEducation and Abatement Design (LEAD) Group Incorporated.The LEAD Group Inc is an Australian-based, not-for-profit environmentalhealth charity which is working to eliminate lead poisoning globally, and toprotect the environment from lead in all its uses.The LEAD Group would like to thank Tony Lennon for his expertadministration of the inaugural Volcano Art Prize 2012 and the resulting 2013Calendar. We also extend our thanks to Julian Wrigley, our Honorary ArtJudge for the 2012 Volcano Art Prize. ‘In our lead-safe future, the only source of lead in air will be volcanoes.’
  3. 3. FINALISTS‘Anyone working with ceramics should make sure that they are using lead-free glazes.’This image: ‘Scrumptious’ Richard Jones Ceramic stoneware
  4. 4. FINALISTS‘Lead contaminated paint, soil and dust, may be able to be recycled at your nearest lead acid battery recycler.’This image: ‘Pb – the P stands for Possibilities’ Alejandro de Frutos Casado Digital Image
  5. 5. FINALISTS‘The use of lead shot ammunition by hunters is threatening the survival of our endangered raptors (vultures,hawks, falcons, eagles and owls), switch to non leaded shot now!’This image: ‘Still life with shotgun cartridge and orchids’ Arthur Rouw Still Life Photograph
  6. 6. FINALISTS‘If we recycle end-of-life cathode ray tube (CRT) TVs and Monitors, we can save up to4kgs of lead for each of hundreds of millions of units going to landfill.’This image: ‘Let’s keep leaded e-waste out of our landfill’ Daniel Kim Photograph
  7. 7. FINALISTS‘See the Fact Sheet at to read why pectin may save youfrom an early death from lead poisoning.’This image: ‘Marmalade is the best food source of pectin’ Subothini Srikaran Photograph
  8. 8. FINALISTS‘Lead, when encased in wood-like solid paper pulp, can be kept safe.’This image: ‘Maid for each other’ Jane Lennon Sculpture made from recycled paper, string, plastic, lead and electric light. Lead encased in paper has been used to weight the bases of the figures.
  9. 9. FINALISTS‘There’s no place for lead in children’s toys.’This image: ‘Noah in command’ Lee Bell Photograph
  10. 10. FINALISTS‘If jewelry is cheaper or heavier than expected, ask the retailer for lead test result or assume itcontains lead. Never let it into the mouths of babes.’This image: ‘All that glitters is not gold or silver’ Ardhika Wira Photograph
  11. 11. FINALISTS‘All fuel contains some lead. Never burn painted, varnished or treated wood. Always testfor lead and arsenic before applying ash to food-growing soil.’This image: ‘How much lead is in your ash?’ Jude Roseth Photograph
  12. 12. FINALISTS‘Never use lead crystal or coloured glass for carbonated, hot, acidic or alcoholic drinksand never heat them in the microwave.’This image: ‘Decorative glasses are not for storage’ Noela McMahon Photograph
  13. 13. FINALISTS‘Ask your health department or the manufacturer before you buy paints, so you knowwhich brands have no added lead.’This image: ‘Lead is still present in excess in paints sold in many countries in Africa.’ Samuel Tetsopgang Digital image
  14. 14. FINALISTS‘Ask your local sugar distributor if their sugar refinery has switched to non-lead chemicals, see’This image: ‘Sugar cane refinery’ Zac Gethin-Damon Photo collage
  15. 15. FINALISTS‘Let’s Clean hire or sell everything you need to manage lead paint safely.’This image: ‘Lead paint management by Let’s Clean’ Walter Heim Photo collage
  16. 16. FINALISTS‘I bought this gold painted metal tortoise toy in India for less than $2 but I would never give it to achild because the coating contains 3% lead as tested by The LEAD Group test kit.’This image: ‘Beware the lead in painted gold Indian toys’ Bhumika Patel Photograph
  17. 17. FINALISTS‘In order to protect an unborn child from lead poisoning, all possible environmental leadexposures must be minimised.’This image: ‘The dark reality’ Shristi Lohani Digital Image
  18. 18. FINALISTS‘Replace lead on your roof with non-lead flashing / gutters / paint etc before installing arainwater tank.’This image: ‘Lead flashing’ Peter Webb Photograph
  19. 19. FINALISTS‘You can test for many possible sources of lead in a child’s environment with a LEAD Group test kit.’This image: ‘Does your baby eat a little poison every day?’ Joseph Ponessa Digital image
  20. 20. WINNERS‘In our lead-safe future, the only source of lead in air will be volcanoes’This image: ‘Liminal Eruption’ Marc Grunseit Kiln formed glass tile
  21. 21. WINNERS‘Only hire paint contractors who either assume the paint is leaded, or test it, and who protect themselves and youby using lead-safe methods like chemical stripping.’This image: ‘Lancaster Painters Australia safely stripping layers of lead paint & distemper using Peel Away.’ Garry Lancaster Photograph
  22. 22. WINNERS‘Blood lead tests for the whole family can tell you WHAT else to test for lead. Cataracts are a little-known healthimpact of lead, yet lead may be responsible for two out of five cases.’This image: ‘Keep an eye on lead – it will surprise you!’ Peter Mack Photograph
  23. 23. WINNERS‘Both these sparklers have lead in them and XRF testing detected the toxic metals Strontium, Lead, Selenium,Arsenic, Zinc, Cobalt, Manganese, Barium and Cesium in the powdered long thin Chinese Sparklers.’This image: ‘Never burn leaded sparklers on your cakes and eat them too!’ Jayapriya Velu Photograph
  24. 24. WINNERS‘Lead-contaminated water remains a major problem. More stringent standards, more testing and enforcement isneeded to reduce the amount of lead in water to non-dangerous levels globally.’This image: ‘Water must not contain dangerous levels of lead’ Alejandro Casas Palomino Digital image
  25. 25. WINNERS‘Respect the air that we all breathe. Tobacco is always lead contaminated.Cigarettes have no place in our lead-safe future.’This image: ‘Respect me’ Juan Ramon de Paramo Digital image
  26. 26. WINNERS‘Artists who use artists’ paints with lead and other heavy metal pigments should never hold the paintbrush in theirmouth or leave the paint on their skin.’This image: ‘Lead’s colour’ Luis Esteo Garcia Oil painting
  27. 27. WINNERS‘Making electronics lead-free globally will protect electronics workers, e-waste recyclers (including many childlabourers in Africa and Asia) and the environment from lead.’This image: ‘No Lead Squared’ Dennis Leight Digital image
  28. 28. WINNERS‘Test paint for lead before renovating.’This image: ‘Think before you strip!’ Janet Richardson Digital image
  29. 29. WINNERS‘Chinese metal wicks purchased in Australia were found to contain lead, so candle-makers and buyers beware!’This image: ‘Tealights’ Joanna Immig Photograph
  30. 30. WINNERS‘Old playground equipment can expose kids to lead chromate. Keep kids safe and washtheir hands after play. Report old equipment to authorities.’This image: ‘Children have a right to lead-free playground equipment.’ Jane Bremmer Photograph
  31. 31. WINNERS‘A lead-safe world allows everyone to achieve their IQ and longevity potentials.’This image: ‘Lead in paints can poison an angel. Their wings must not be clipped.’ Claire O’Brien Oil on canvas
  32. 32. WINNERS‘On 1st January 2010, Australia became the first country to ban the addition of lead to all paints and inks (except artists’ materials)made or imported (as paint or ink) into Australia. Next step; ban lead-paint and ink ON imported vehicles and other products.’This image: ‘Sunset clause on lead in auto paint’ Sue Gee Photograph
  33. 33. WHO LEAD The LEAD Group asks governments across Australia to commit to events during 20th-26th October 2013, to mark Lead Poisoning Awareness Week, as an inspiration to other countries which may then mark their own national day or week in future years. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are currently mustering support from national governments for an international lead poisoning prevention day of action, with initial focus on the elimination of lead in paints, and encourages all Governments, industry and civil society organizations in all regions to organize related activities in cooperation with the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead in Paint (GAELP) of which The LEAD Group is an ally. In the absence of the dates for the global lead poisoning prevention day of action, please use one of the free lead-free “lead” pencils provided, to mark your 2013 Calendar with Australia’s Lead Poisoning Awareness Week - Sunday 20th to Saturday 26th October and pencil in the 2013 Volcano Art Prize awards for Monday 21st October 2013.