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IPEN Participating Organization Arnika, based in the Czech Republic, recently found concentrations of toxic substances in several samples of commonly available summer shoes and drinking glasses. Chemical analysis was commissioned of footwear and printed glasses, and DEHP and DiBP, which are phthalates especially hazardous for human hormonal and reproductive systems, were found in the shoes, as well as lead. Children's shoes specifically were tested, because children are particularly vulnerable to the hazards of phthalates and heavy metals.

http://www.natlawreview.com/article/swa-announces-new-chemical-database-...
National Law Review
29 August 2016
 
REACH Committee Approves Authorization For Lead Pigments Despite NGOs' Efforts
 

Press Release: EcoWaste Coalition, a non-profit watch group tracking toxic chemicals in products and wastes, lauded fast food giant McDonald’s Philippines for voluntarily recalling promotional back packs, sling bags and bag tags that contain lead, a hazardous substance.

The voluntary recall will be conducted starting today August 26 until October 24, 2016 by suppliers MZM Souvenirs and F Colors with McDonald’s full support and cooperation as announced by Golden Arches Development Corp., the master franchise holder of McDonald’s restaurants in the Philippines.   

The recall was the outcome of the EcoWaste Coalition’s chemical investigation showing lead in the accessible substrate material of the black back pack as it reported to McDonald’s Philippines and US last August 8.

EcoWaste Coalition Press Release: Watchdog Pushes Paint Companies to Speed Up Phase-Out of Leaded Decorative Paints
(“The clock is ticking for the phase-out of leaded decorative paints”)

Quezon City.  “The clock is ticking.”

As the phase-out of lead-containing paints used for architectural, decorative and household (ADH) applications looms, the EcoWaste Coalition, a watch group on chemicals and wastes, reminded concerned manufacturers to hasten their shift to non-lead paint production.

The final LEAD Action News (Vol 16 No 4) for this Financial Year has been uploaded to:
 
http://www.leadsafeworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/LANv16n4-WANTED-...
 
and
 
http://www.lead.org.au/lanv16n4/LANv16n4-WANTED-Lead-safety-graphics-for...
 
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SCS Global Services Issues Certificates Under New Standard

Quezon City, Philippines– Two companies, Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines, Inc. and Davies Paints Philippines, Inc., are the first in the world to earn the Lead Safe Paint® mark under a newly-established certification program.

IPEN has released its second Global Lead Paint Elimination Campaign newletter, and it features information about the cost of lead exposure each year (according to a new map released by New York University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics), as well as new lead paint regulations in India and Thailand, and reports analyzing the content of lead in paint. The newsletter also provides an update about progress to eliminate lead paint in four African countries (Cameroon, Côtre d'Ivoire, Ethiopia and Tanzania). 

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