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Collection of Lead Based Paint Samples in Uganda

UNETMAC collected samples from 50 paint containers to test for lead content. Samples were prepared in Uganda and sent to the US for analysis. Out of the eight brands of the paint samples tested, three brands were found to contain significant concentrations of lead. Additionally, 1,000 fact sheets about lead in paint were prepared, produced, and disseminated at a press conference and later at a workshop of the National Environment Management Authority. Project leaders expect this study to have far reaching effects with the public, paint manufacturers, traders and most importantly, policy makers, who UNETMAC plans on pressuring to achieve safer regulations.

UNETMAC lead paint factsheet