Lead is a toxic substance commonly found in paints. It can affect people of any age but is especially harmful to children, pregnant women and unborn babies. Due to its toxicity, many countries have banned lead in paint manufacturing, and responsible paint manufacturers have switched to non-lead raw materials to produce lead-safe paints.

Awareness is growing on the dangers of lead paints with sportsmen now joining the call for a switch to lead-free paints. In the Philippines, members of the Rain or Shine Elastopainters basketball team pitch for certified paints without lead additives to protect children, women and workers from being exposed to lead-containing paint, dust and soil, which can cause adverse health effects, most especially to kids and babies in the womb.

It’s a thumbs-up from these sportsmen for paints that pose no lead hazard. Consumers are advised to seek certified lead safe paints for a colourful, healthier and safer home, school, play and workplace environment.


Rain or Shine Elastopainters express support for certified lead safe Alpha Chroma, Arkhon, Rain or Shine and Welcoat paints.
Andrei Caracut, Rain or Shine point forward, urges consumers to choose certified lead safe paints.












Beau Belga, veteran Rain or Shine center, is all-smiles as he holds a copy of the registered lead safe paint mark.
Shaun Ildefonso, Rain or Shine point guard, happily backs paints that pose no lead hazard.











Anton Asistio supports certified lead safe paints
as RoS teammate Shaun Ildefonso makes a sign of approval.


(Photos by Manny Calonzo, EcoWaste Coalition)