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The Asian Lead Paint Elimination Project Partner Newsletter for May, 2014 is now available, and contains news about partners' work in sampling house dust for lead content, as well as information about the recent resolution on lead in paint passed at the Asia Pacific regional SAICM meeting and important new reports about lead in paint.

IPEN Participating Organization Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO) featured in this cover story from the Daily Observer:

 

Read page 2 of the story here.

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Rebecca Kessler is a science and environmental journalist based in Providence, RI.

Numerous IPENers are quoted in this article from the Huffington Post, which also highlights IPEN's new report on lead levels in paints in seven Asian countries.
Huffington Post
26 March 2014
 

Bright yellows

EU-Funded Study Finds High Lead Levels in Paints

Children Ages 0-6 Risk Permanent and Lifelong Damage

[Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia] The majority of household paints analyzed in seven Asian countries contain unsafe levels of lead; would not meet regulatory standards established in most highly industrialized countries; and, in a number of cases, have astonishingly high lead content, according to a new report. The Asia Regional Paint Report will be released on March 23, 2014 by IPEN and partner organizations in the seven countries at the 4th Asia-Pacific Regional meeting of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) convened by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

[Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia] The majority of household paints analyzed in seven Asian countries contain unsafe levels of lead; would not meet regulatory standards established in most highly industrialized countries; and, in a number of cases, have astonishingly high lead content, according to a new report.

On the occasion of the celebration of World Consumer Day on 15 March 2014, the largest consumer association in Cameroon (Cameroon League of Consumers- LCC) held an event in Yaoundé on 14 March, 2014. The event brought together regulators, the private sector, government representatives and NGOs to interact and exchange views on consumers' rights in Cameroon.

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