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Blood lead test results encouraging
Independent Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper has welcomed the results of a recent testing program on children and pregnant women in northern Lake Macquarie that found the blood lead levels of participants were in line with the national average.
Independent Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper has welcomed the commencement of work on the first stage of the Lake Macquarie Transport Interchange, predicting it will increase pressure on government to fund the remaining stages of the project.
Independent Lake Macquarie MP and Chair of the Community Lead Reference Group Greg Piper has welcomed news that the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has recommended the intervention level of lead in blood be reduced from 10 micrograms per decilitre to five.
Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper has called on the new Environment Minister, Mark Speakman, to act on the recommendations of the Lead Expert Working Group to ensure ongoing health risks from lead contamination in North Lake Macquarie are addressed.