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IPEN Participating Organization Center for Environmental Justice and Development (CEJAD) is featured in this news story from K24 in Kenya. The story relates to the dangerous concentration of lead in Lake Naivasha, which is likely due to pesticide run-off from nearby flower farms or other agricultural activities in the area. Dr.

Quezon City.  A non-profit watch group on toxic chemicals has lauded the fast approaching deadline for the phase-out of lead-containing architectural, household and decorative (AHD) paints on December 31, 2016 as a “victory for children’s health.”

“We are really excited about the impending national ban on lead-added AHD paints as their removal from trade and commerce would help reduce a major source of childhood lead exposure and result in healthier kids,” said Thony Dizon, Coordinator of the EcoWaste Coalition’s Project Protect.

IPEN, in coordination with the Centre de Recherche et d’Education pour le Développement (CREPD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Government of the Republic of Cameroon, hosted a Central and West Africa Workshop on the Development of National and Regional Regulations and Standards on Lead in Paints in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

http://chemsec.org/sweden-is-suing-the-commission-over-lead-chromates-au...

Sweden is suing the Commission over the decision to grant authorisation for a Canadian company to use lead chromates. The health aspects entailed with the use of these toxic substances and the fact that authorisation has been given even though alternatives are available, are the main reasons behind Sweden’s move to sue the Commission.

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