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CPCB norms seek to cap lead content in paints at 90 ppm

Source: The Hindustan Business Line, Date: , 2017

The Hindustan Business Line, New Delhi, Mar, 2017: Nearly six months after the government decided to limit the lead content in household paints, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Tuesday came out with guidelines on compliance and testing procedures.The CPCB has invited comments on this draft report by April 17. Old paint stocks will, however, be allowed to be sold for another two years after the CPCB norms come into force. Despite serious environmental and health concerns around exposure to lead, India did not have any regulations on the heavy metal until the Regulation of Lead Contents in Household and Decorative Paints Rules, 2016, were announced last November. The Bureau of Indian Standards has recommended that paint-makers keep the lead content under 90 ppm. 

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