This expert review is the summary of key issues from the report Evidence on the Effects of Lead on Human Health.

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During public consultation on the draft National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Information Paper: Evidence on the Effects of Lead on Human Health a number of national and international experts in the fields of toxicology, environmental health, epidemiology and paediatrics were approached to review the draft Information Paper.  

Three reviewers (all from the United States of America) accepted NHMRC’s invitation to review the draft Information Paper and completed NHMRC’s Disclosure of Interest form. The reviewers were asked to consider whether the draft Information Paper clearly explained how the NHMRC Evidence Review was undertaken, whether the Lead Working Committee accurately and clearly translated the evidence and whether the overall findings of the draft Information Paper aligned with their understanding of the latest evidence on the health effects of lead.