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Lead in Paints in India

TitleLead in Paints in India
Publication Type Research Reports
Year of Publication2019
KeywordsleadindiaPaintsDelhiNGOexposureEnvironmentImplementationToxicityToxics LinkChildrenSMEsingestionPregnant womenAlternativeslead-freelead-safeHousehold paintsvulnerablelabellingDecorative PaintsretardationtestingSelf-CertificationCentral Pollution Control Board

The study reflected the extremely grim scenario of the use of Lead in paints in the country even after the rules came into effect from November 2017. Astonishingly all the paint samples that were tested have Lead content above 90 PPM which shows the poor implementation of the rules in the country with no checks and balances and monitoring system in place. The scenario is quite prevalent across the country as the samples have been collected from five states; Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Further, over the year Toxics Link studies have found that there are serious bottlenecks with Small and Mediums Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in adhering to the regulation of 90 PPM.

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