In the shadow of Port Pirie’s lead smelter, parents fight a losing battle against contamination

In the shadow of Port Pirie’s lead smelter, parents fight a losing battle against contamination

Protecting children from the hazards of lead means a never-ending struggle against exposure to dirt, dust and even rainwater

Parents in Port Pirie are warned to “make sure baby’s cot is placed away from the window”, that the air conditioner is clean and the windows and doors are properly sealed. They should avoid rainwater, constantly clean toys and clothes, and try not to push prams into the wind, to avoid the ubiquitous lead in the town.

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