Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is the NGO that IPEN has partnered with in Malaysia for this project.
March, 2016: Lead in New Enamel Household Paints in Malaysia This report presents new data on the total lead content of solvent-based enamel decorative paints available on the market in Malaysia. A previous study conducted by the CAP in 1992 found that seven out of nine enamel paints (78 percent of paints) contained lead above 600 parts per million (ppm). The highest amount of lead in that study was 11,700 ppm. Another earlier study analysed paints purchased between 2004 to 2007 for total lead content, and found that fifty percent of the paints contained lead above 600 ppm and 31 percent of the paints contained lead levels above 10,000 ppm. The current study was undertaken to increase information about the lead content of solvent-based enamel decorative paints available on the market in Malaysia.