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A Toxics-Free Future


Phasing out Lead in Paint through Advocacy and Awareness Raising

Using analyses of paint samples from manufacturing and importing companies servicing the Amman marketplace, Land and Human to Advocate Progress (LHAP) was able to create awareness about high levels of lead in paints found in everyday paints. Along with educational materials produced specifically with the results of the analyses, community discussion groups (3 public hearings) were conducted to further communicate the impact of lead in paint. Social media was also used to achieve widespread media and public notice. In conjunction with these awareness raising activities, formal communication began between LHAP and the Jordanian government conveying the results of the sampling and with the explicit purpose of achieving a ban on lead in paints. Currently Jordan has no formal legislation governing lead in paint.

Community consultation in Amman Community consultation in Tafileh