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A Toxics-Free Future

Philippines

EcoWaste Coalition is the NGO that IPEN has partnered with in Bangladesh for this project.

This newly released report (October, 2014) shows that lead levels in dust from some schools and preschools in the Philippines are of high concern. Dust is one of the major sources of lead exposure for young children, and can be directly correlated with the children´s blood lead levels. Recent scientific studies have shown harmful effects from lower and lower blood lead levels, which has led the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conclude that no blood lead levels in children can be considered safe. Press release about the report. 

This report (Novermber 2013) presents new data on the lead content of household enamel paints that are offered for sale in the Philippine market. The report also describes global efforts to eliminate lead paint, as well as parallel efforts by the Government of the Philippines, local industry and civil society to establish an effective regulation banning or restricting the manufacture, importation, distribution, sale and use of lead paints. 

Philippines report cover

Philippines lead in dust cover