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Results - data and trends

The link below points to a file that contains the source data to this indicator's graph and any additional data. The file is in comma separated (csv) format and intended to be opened in spreadsheet software.

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Another, localised source of lead in the environment is from old lead-based paint. Although it’s not used for exterior house paint in New Zealand anymore, lead-based paint can still be found on some older houses (especially those built before the late 1970s).

Lead from paint can enter the environment as:

  • dust - for example, when old paint is being removed
  • flakes - from old, deteriorating flaky paint.

Find out more about lead from the Occupational Safety and Health Service (OSH(external link)).


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