It is generally believed that the most common, intentional use of lead compounds is in solvent-based paint because of its chemical properties. IPEN has therefore conducted studies focused on lead in solvent-based paint sold for home use together with NGO partners in almost 60 countries since 2009. However, very little research is done in relation to lead content of water-based paint.
EcoWaste Coalition, IPEN seek stringent enforcement of lead paint law
Thursday, 20 October 2022
Quezon City, Philippines - Paints containing lead above the legal limit continue to be exported from China and Thailand to the Philippines despite a national ban on such paints to protect children, women and workers from the harmful effects of lead exposure.
From September 2020 to September 2022, the EcoWaste Coalition collected 100 samples of aerosol paints (also called spray paints) that are marketed for general use in the Philippines, particularly as touch-up paint for bicycles, cars, household appliances, ornaments, and toys, as well as a material for school projects.
50 IPEN Member Groups from 40 Countries Join International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week’s Call to “Say No to Lead Poisoning”
Thursday, 20 October 2022
IPEN and 50 of its member groups from 40 countries will join the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint, a joint program of WHO and UNEP, for International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW) this October 23-29, emphasizing the urgent need to protect children’s health through global action to eliminate the use of lead paint. IPEN is a founding member of the Alliance and a member of its Advisory Board.
More than 50 participating organizations of the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) from over 40 countries are taking part in the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW) on October 23-29, 2022.
In an article for Asia Pacific Coatings Journal (APCJ), the leading trade magazine for the coatings industry in Asia, IPEN Senior Adviser Jack Weinberg and Jeiel Guarino, IPEN Lead Paint Elimination Campaigner describe the need for and effects of stricter global rules to end the trade in lead chromates, the pigments used in lead paint.
Lead paints were banned in many wealthy countries decades ago, but they are still widely used in many countries. The WHO says that lead paint continues to be one of the largest sources of domestic exposure to lead in children, and doctors and scientists agree that there is no safe level of lead exposure.
El cuarto diálogo de la Comunidad de Práctica sobre el plomo en la pintura (LiP CoP) para 2021, presentado por Mihaela Paun del PNUMA, exploró el papel de las pruebas analíticas de pintura con plomo en la eliminación de la pintura con plomo. Jeiel Guarino, de IPEN, hizo una presentación sobre la aplicación de pruebas para promover la concientización. Tamar Berman, del Ministerio de Salud de Israel, hizo una presentación sobre la aplicación de las pruebas para el desarrollo y la implementación de acciones regulatorias. El Dr.
EcoWaste Coalition Discovers Excessive Lead Levels in 37 Imported Spray Paints, Urges Government Action to Protect Public Health
Monday, 10 January 2022
Quezon City, Philippines Paint products in aerosol cans containing shocking levels of lead are still offered for sale by offline and online retailers despite the ban on such paints, according to the toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition.