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Lead in Paint

This is an Executive Summary of the Global Study that Toxics Link and IPEN undertook to determine the total lead concentration in new decorative paints available in various developing countries around the world. 

Please see the report below the press release.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           

Study Shows Dangerous Lead Levels in Household Paints in Indonesia, Children’s Health at Risk

Kadar Timah Hitam Dalam Cat di Indonesia Membahayakan Kesehatan dan Tumbuh Kembang Anak

Jakarta — Most paint companies in Indonesia, including some major brands, sell paint for household use containing unsafe levels of lead, according to a study of lead in decorative paint in Indonesia released today.

Jack Weinberg, IPEN Senior Policy Advisor
Dr. Scott Clark, IPEN Public Health Advisor for Lead Paint, Professor Emeritus, Environmental Health University of Cincinnati