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.