This study found that 41% of the enamel paints analysed contained lead concentrations above 600 ppm, the threshold limit for lead in paint adopted by Singapore and Sri Lanka.
In addition, these paints would not be allowed for sale in most industrialised countries where legal limits are even more restrictive.
Included in the report is background information on:
-- why the use of paints with high lead content is a source of serious concern, especially to children’s health;
-- a review of national policy frameworks that are in place to ban or restrict the manufacture, import, export, distribution, sale and use of leaded household
-- and recommendations for taking action to protect children and others from lead in paint.