Government of Nepal Enacts Lead Paint Standard of 90 ppm to Eliminate Leaded Paint from Nepal
25 December 2014
The standard, published through a Gazette Notification, will be mandatory and will regulate all paints imported to Nepal, as well as produced, sold, distributed and used in Nepal. It will be effective six months from now, and will require labels that show lead content and provide a precautionary message in order to avoid occupational exposures.
IPEN Participating Organization Center for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED), on the behalf of all children of Nepal, welcomes this progressive decision and hopes that effective implementation of this standard will ensure the protection of public health, especially of children and the environment.