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Para limitar el contenido de plomo en recubrimientos y pinturas, y prohibirlo en artículos destinados al uso infantil, el senador Ricardo Monreal presentará una iniciativa que establezca un máximo de ese metal en la elaboración de dichos productos.

https://morena.senado.gob.mx/2020/08/05/ricardo-monreal-propone-limitar-...

Para limitar el contenido de plomo en recubrimientos y pinturas, y prohibirlo en artículos destinados al uso infantil, el senador Ricardo Monreal presentará una iniciativa que establezca un máximo de ese metal en la elaboración de dichos productos.

Phyllis Omido walks through the village of Owino Uhuru. She has been keeping a close eye on the lead exposure that has plagued this settlement since a nearby smelter began operations in 2007.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/17/africa/kenya-pollution-ruling/index.h...

By Bukola Adebayo, CNN

A Kenyan community whose children and residents were sickened by lead from a battery smelting plant has been awarded $12 million (1.3 billion Kenyan shillings) following a civil lawsuit.

From November 2, 2019 to February 25, 2020, 87 cans of spray paints intended for consumer or general use were purchased by the EcoWaste Coalition from paint, home improvement, general merchandise and office and school supplies stores in 20 cities (12 in Metro Manila and eight other cities in Batangas, Benguet, Cavite, Laguna, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Rizal, and Zambales provinces) and one municipality (Baliuag, Bulacan).

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Quezon City, Philippines/Gothenburg, Sweden: A new report by the environmental health groups EcoWaste Coalition and International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) finds spray paints with dangerous lead concentrations on sale in the Philippines in violation of the country’s law banning lead in paints.

Environmental group EcoWaste Coalition on Tuesday urged the Department of Education to screen the schools’ facilities for lead paint hazard which can affect the children’s developing brains and behavior while they are closed due to the COVID-19 scare.

Quezon City.  The phase-out of all types of lead-containing paints in the Philippines is an excellent example of a successful chemical policy directive aimed at preventing and reducing children’s exposure to lead, a highly toxic substance, from paints.

Cameroon Has Already Banned Lead Paints

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