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https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/11/28/opinion-eliminating-lead-paint-would-save-millions-of-lives/

Few realize that it is still legal to manufacture and use lead paint in the U.S. and most countries around the world

Paint companies are expected to pay hundreds of millions of dollars for lead paint abatement in California after the U.S. Supreme Court last month refused to intervene in an 18-year legal battle.

https://www.ippmedia.com/en/news/tbs-urged-enforce-standards-lead-paint-protect-children

In celebrating the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action (ILPPWA), Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) and other institutions had been urged to enforce standards on lead in paint to protect children. 

https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/lead-exposure-poisoning-future-our-children

As Miremba enters her classroom in the morning, little does she know that the walls of the one place that should help her secure a better future are, in fact, poisoning it. As she playfully chips the hallway paint before going into class, she exposes herself, and her fellow schoolmates, to the irreversible toxic effects of lead.

http://m.theindependentbd.com/post/171479

Experts yesterday called for urgent formation of regulations to ban lead content in household paints. The call came at a workshop organised by the Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO) at its Mohammadpur headquarters.

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20181017/local-group-calls-limit-lead-paint-jamaica

The Caribbean Poison Information Network (CarPIN) is calling for regulations or legislation that will place a limit on lead paint in Jamaica.

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