“Other rural areas also appear to have more than their fair share of leukaemia. In the southern and central NSW towns of Temora and Weddin, a child leukaemia death rate of 13 and 10 times the expected rate respectively, has been established while the rate of death from all cancers in the 0-19 year age group was six times the state average. Pesticides are used in both these rural communities and the potential for air and water pollution is high. p29 Quick Poison Slow Poison. Pesticide Risk in the Lucky Country. Kate Short 1994.