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