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IPEN

A Toxics-Free Future

Belarus

Center for Environmental Solutions is the NGO that IPEN and Toxics Link partnered with in Belarus for this project.

Results from National Sampling   

No.Samples - 30
Median ppm - 571
% > 90 ppm - 60
%>600 ppm - 50
Average (ppm) - 4091
1. The majority of enamel paint samples showed high concentrations of lead. Some 82 percent of enamel paint samples exceeded lead concentration of 90 ppm, while 68 percent exceeded 600 ppm of lead concentrations. Overall, 60 percent of paint samples exceeded 90 ppm of lead concentrations while 50 percent exceeded 600 ppm of lead concentrations.
2. None of the plastic paint samples had lead concentration exceeding 90 ppm.
3. The highest concentration of lead was found in a yellow colour enamel paint sample.

Documents

(Russian) Summary of the Global Study of Lead in New Decorative Paints

(Russian) Press Release - Здоровье детей – приоритет:нет свинцу в краске!