Post Office Port Pirie - Wikicommons

For more than 100 years the South Australian town of Port Pirie has been a leading hub for lead and zinc smelting.  However because of this, since 1889, the residents of the city have been exposed to various chemicals that have had a series of effects.  Recent research from Macquarie University looked into these risks from smelting and found that children living in Port Pirie in particular have been exposed.

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