Agenda for Environment and Responsible Development (AGENDA) is the NGO that IPEN and Toxics Link partnered with in Tanzania for this project.
Results from National Sampling
No.Samples - 26
Median ppm - 3631
% > 90 ppm - 77
%>600 ppm - 73
Average (ppm) - 11187
1. All enamel paint samples were found to have lead concentrations higher than 90 ppm. Some 95 percent of plastic paint samples had lead concentrations higher than 600 ppm or 450 ppm, the Tanzanian voluntary standard. The average lead concentration of paint samples was 11,187.4 ppm.
2. All plastic paint samples were found to have lead concentrations of less than 90 ppm.
Press release-First ever study finds lead in 77% of house paint
(Kiswahili) Press release- Utafiti wa kwanza wa rangi waba ini kuwepo kwa madini ya risasi katika rangi kwa 77%