Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Heavy Metals Found in Hunter Homes


An ongoing study conducted by Macquarie University Researchers is discovering substantial levels of dangerous heavy metals in a number of homes around inner Newcastle.

Dust samples from homes in Carrington, Tighes Hill and Waratah uncovered harmful amounts of lead, manganese, zinc and chromium, reportedly due to their proximity to Newcastle's historic steel industry.

Researchers are yet to provide conclusive evidence as to the extent of possible health risks involved. 

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The Former BHP Steel Works. Image: The Land

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