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CEJ Press Release Mandatory Standards necessary for decorative paints in Sri Lanka

08 March 2010, Colombo- This refers to the Lead in Decorative paints Global Study conducted by the Toxics Link and IPEN in collaboration with the Centre for Environmental Justice, Sri Lanka and other organisations in ten countries.

The research was carried out only for the randomly selected products of four brands out of dozens of brands available in Sri Lanka. It was found that all samples contain lead in different levels which are as low as 4 ppm to as high as 137, 325 ppm. Except one brand, other enamel paint samples exceed the permitted level which is 600 ppm as per the SLS standards.

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