Department of Health

Environmental health in the community

Community-wide environmental health hazards include mercury in fish, contaminated land and noise. Some people are also concerned about disease clusters and wind farms.

Lead poisoning from illicit opium

The Department of Health and Human Services has recently identified three cases of lead poisoning in Melbourne linked to the use of illicit opium heavily contaminated with lead.

A new community fact sheet about this issue has been developed which is available in English, Arabic, Pashto, Persian, Urdu and Dari.

Multilingual fact sheets available via the Health Translations directory.

Reviewed 07 October 2015


Contact details

Environmental Health Policy and Risk Management Unit

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