Laws Are The Most Effective Way To Eliminate Exposure To Lead Paint

“Legally binding control measures can include statutes, regulations, and/or mandatory technical standards establishing a binding, enforceable limit on lead in paint with penalties for non-compliance. For brevity, these are referred to in this document as ‘lead paint laws’. Regulatory controls on a range of sources of lead exposure have been demonstrated to protect public health, …

Malaysia is unprepared for an ageing society

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the government to prioritise the needs of the country’s ageing population instead of encouraging the construction of retirement villages which serves only a small segment of society. We call upon the government to adopt the Universal Design, a framework for the designing of living and working spaces, and …

Health Effects Of Lead Poisoning On Children

“Lead exposure can have serious consequences for the health of children. At high levels of exposure, lead attacks the brain and central nervous system to cause coma, convulsions and even death. Children who survive severe lead poisoning may be left with mental retardation and behavioural disorders. At lower levels of exposure that cause no obvious …