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IPEN

A Toxics-Free Future

Senegal

Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Africa is the NGO that IPEN and Toxics Link partnered with in Senegal for this project.

Results from National Sampling   

No.Samples - 30
Median ppm - 1615
% > 90 ppm - 60
%>600 ppm - 53
Average (ppm) - 4108
1. Majority of enamel paint samples showed high lead concentrations. Some 86 percent of enamel paint samples had lead concentrations more than 90 ppm, while 76 percent of enamel paint samples had lead concentrations more than 600 ppm. The average lead concentration was 4,108.2 ppm. None of the plastic paint samples had lead concentrations exceeding 90 ppm.
2. Overall, 60 percent of paint samples exceeded the lead concentrations of 90 ppm, and 53 percent exceeded 600 ppm of lead concentrations.
3. The highest concentration of lead was found in a green colour enamel paint sample.

Documents

(French) Summary of the Global Study of Lead in New Decorative Paints - Presence du Plomb dans les Peintures Vendues au Senegal