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June , 2014
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Lead & Mercury-Safe Schools for Bright & Healthy Children'

Source: IPEN, Date: June , 2014

A successful event promoting a safe school environment that will prevent and reduce childhood lead and mercury exposure was recently held in the Philippines. The event, organized by IPEN Participating Organization EcoWaste Coalition, the European Union and the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), saw 200 people in attendance, including H.E. European Union Ambassador Guy Ledoux and DENR Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje.

The event was held not only to raise awareness, but also to laud the Chemical Control Order to ban lead in paint that was passed in the Philippines in January, as well as the Philippines' recent signing of the new, international Mercury Treaty.

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