Eliminate Lead in Paints Globally

The eighth International LEAD POISONING PREVENTION WEEK (ILPPW) takes place on 25–31 October 2020. This week of action is an initiative of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (the Lead Paint Alliance), which is jointly led by the UN Environment Programme and WHO.

The manufacture and sale of lead paint is still permitted in over 60% of countries, presenting a continuing and future source of lead exposure for children and workers. The focus of this year’s week of action is on the need to accelerate progress towards the global phase out of lead paint through regulatory and legal measures.

LEAD IN PAINTS IN MALAYSIA is a serious problem as CAP tests detected high levels of lead in many samples. CAP supports this initiative as lead is very harmful to especially children, pregnant women and workers. Look out for our posts on lead during the week.