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A Toxics-Free Future

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Associação de Proteção ao Meio Ambiente (APROMAC) is the NGO that IPEN and Toxics Link partnered with in Brazil for this project.

Results from National Sampling   

No.Samples - 31
Median ppm - 16
% > 90 ppm - 32
%>600 ppm - 28
Average (ppm) - 11618
1. Plastic paint samples have low lead concentrations, lower than 90 ppm
2. Some 42 percent of enamel samples had lead contents lower than 90 ppm, while 37 percent of enamel samples had lead contents lower than 600 ppm.
3. All enamel paint samples of brands, such as Sherwin Williams Novacor and Coral- Coralit, had lead concentrations lower than 90 ppm.
4. Not all samples of other brands showed lead concentrations lower than 90 ppm.

Documents

(Portuguese) Lead in Paint brochure- Perigo: Chumbo Nas Tintas

(Portuguese) Petition filed with the Federal Public Prosecutor to inspect the compliance with the lead in house paints law currently in force in Brazil.