|Title||How safe is your paint|
|Publication Type||Research Reports|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Keywords||Heavy Metal, Lead in Paint, exposure, Environment, safe, Toxicity, Toxics Link, SMEs, manufacturing, regulation, cumulative toxicant, lead poisoning, Pregnant women, nervous system, compounds, 2020, lead-free, lead-safe, health impacts, Testing Protocol, paint samples, color, shine, durability, reduced corrosion, varnishes, lacquers, enamels, glazes, primers, Household paints, ingested, Young children, vulnerable, cognitive abilities, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, antisocial behavior, hypertension, renal impairment, immunotoxicity, reproductive 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.