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A Toxics-Free Future

Lead Paint

(Groups Rally Behind Government-Ordered Phase-Out of Lead-Added Industrial Paints)
Note:  The EcoWaste Coalition and the Philippine Association of Paint Manufacturers (PAPM) are very pleased to share the following press release to mark the 5th anniversary of the issuance of the country's Chemical Control Order for Lead and Lead Compounds, and to signify the groups' backing for the 2019 phase-out of lead-containing industrial paints.  Hope you find this useful, thank you very much, and joyful holiday greetings.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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