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December , 2013
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Lead in Decorative Enamel Paints

Source: UNEP, Date: December , 2013

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), together with the International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN), has released a study titled ‘Lead in Decorative Enamel Paints: National paint testing results,' analyzing the lead content of decorative paints from nine countries.


The report includes information from Argentina, Azerbaijan, Chile, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, Tunisia and Uruguay, also finds that: paints with extremely high concentrations (>10,000 ppm) of lead are still available in most countries; in most countries with lead paint, equivalent paint with no added lead is available; yellow, red and other brightly colored paints have the highest lead content; and few countries have established regulatory frameworks, but those that have, generally have lower lead paint concentrations.

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http://www.unep.org/hazardoussubstances/Portals/9/Mercury/Documents/publications/Lead_in_Enamel_decorative_paints.pdf

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