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Indian survey finds lead in wall paint 100 times higher than safe limit

Date of Release: 
Nov 20 2013

Out of 250 cans of wall paint tested for lead as part of a survey, 111 had lead concentrations about 100 times higher than the safety standard in most parts of the world. The highest concentration spotted was 1,60,000 parts per million, the safety standard being only about 90ppm.

This could mean that a lot of children may be unknowingly getting exposed to high lead levels in their homes and classrooms. Children in the age group of 0 to 10 years are most vulnerable to neurological impacts of lead exposure.

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When the paint peels off: Sri Lanka and high level of lead in household paints

Date of Release: 
Oct 6 2013

While the Centre for Environmental Justice has painted the town red with its revelations about excessive lead in paints used locally, the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) meanwhile has began its whitewashing campaign to paint over the new damning report. The CAA has been in the headlines for the past few days for its failure to ensure the implementation of the law pertaining to hazardous levels of lead content in paint. According to the gazette notificaition, it is only the CAA that can take legal action over this particular matter.

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