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How safe is your paint

TitleHow safe is your paint
Publication Type Research Reports
Year of Publication2020
KeywordsHeavy MetalLead in PaintexposureEnvironmentsafeToxicityToxics LinkSMEsmanufacturingregulationcumulative toxicantlead poisoningPregnant womennervous systemcompounds2020lead-freelead-safehealth impactsTesting Protocolpaint samplescolorshinedurabilityreduced corrosionvarnisheslacquersenamelsglazesprimersHousehold paintsingestedYoung childrenvulnerablecognitive abilitiesdyslexiaattention deficit disorderantisocial behaviorhypertensionrenal impairmentimmunotoxicityreproductive organs

The research study has reflected the poor implementation of the rules on the use of Lead in paints in the country even after the rules came into effect from November 2017.The overall scenario across the country is more or less similar as the samples have been collected from nine states; Chhattisgarh,Delhi, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan,Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. Furthermore the presence of unlabeled roducts in the market raises question on how these products are being approved and the mechanism for independent assessment of the overall market scenario on the availability of lead-safe paints. Another important finding of the study is the lack of a system in place for the certification for lead-safe paints.

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