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Asian Countries Release New Lead Paint Reports

The seven NGOs participating in IPEN’s Asian Lead Paint Elimination Project are releasing new national reports on lead levels in paints between now and June 20. The 2015 reports follow-up on analyses conducted in 2013 and are designed to test whether or not lead levels have fallen since that earlier study, especially in paints with high lead levels in 2013. Although results vary country by country, most NGOs are finding that though market leaders have reduced lead levels, many paints from small and medium sized producers continue to have unacceptably high lead levels. 

The IPEN Asian Lead Paint Elimination Project has been working with governments, the paint industry and the public over the last 3 years to raise awareness of the dangers associated with high lead levels in paint. It is being implemented in seven countries (Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand) with a total European Union funding of EUR 1.4 million.

Bangladesh National Report

India National Report 

Indonesia National Report

Nepal National Report

Phiippines National Report 

Sri Lanka National Report