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Environmental poisoning

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Mercury - Lab Tests Online AU

Why and when to get tested for mercury

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Lead poisoning - Lab Tests Online AU

Lead poisoning is a preventable condition that results from environmental exposure to lead. This exposure can result in permanent health damage, especially among children.

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Taking leftover food home

If you do take food home from a food business, it is important you store and handle the food safely to avoid food poisoning.

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Food poisoning prevention and food safety | myVMC

Food-borne diseases are diseases that are transmitted by food. Food that has been contaminated with pathogens including micro-organisms like bacteria or toxic substances like lead or mercury can cause infection and/or toxicity if a person eats the food. Eating contaminated food causes the micro-organisms or other contaminants to enter your body.

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Food safety myths

Correct food safety procedures can cut the likelihood of food poisoning.

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Lead - Lab Tests Online AU

The lead test is used to evaluate the concentration of lead in your blood to determine if you have been exposed to harmful levels

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Chemicals in the home - Better Health Channel

Learn how to safely store and dispose of household chemicals, and how to respond when a person is poisoned.

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Lead exposure – how to reduce your risk

When painting, renovating or disposing of items containing or contaminated with lead, it is important to handle materials safely to prevent lead exposure. Safe cleaning and disposal will avoid contaminating food, water, soil and air that can be consumed or inhaled by you and your family.

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Reducing your exposure to lead :: SA Health

It is important for families to know about the sources of lead in their homes and avoid exposure to these sources.

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Using household chemicals safely

How to safely use household chemicals that are found in cleaning, cosmetic, pet care, car and garden products and medications.

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