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A Toxics-Free Future



Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO) is the NGO that IPEN has partnered with in Bangladesh for this project.

June, 2015: National Report: Lead in Enamel Household Paints in Bangladesh in 2015 The 2015 reports follow-up on analyses conducted in 2013 and were 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. 

December, 2013: This report presents detailed findings from the most extensive survey of lead content in new enamel decorative paints sold in Bangladesh ever undertaken. In this report, new data is presented on the content of household paints for sale on the Bangladesh market, and compared with results from two previous studies. Data on the paint industry in Bangladesh and multinational and local companies producing paint is also presented.

Bangladesh lead report cover   Bangladesh 2015 National Report cover