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The Arnika Association examined hundreds of pieces of printed china dishes, within the framework of its campaign Let's Eat Toxics Free. A vast majority of them, including goods for children, contained high lead concentration in the colour printing. A very alarming fact is that concentrations were often found in the order of tens of thousands ppm (parts per million) of lead.

EcoWaste Coalition Bats for Lead-Free Schools

30 May 2016, Quezon City.  The EcoWaste Coalition, an advocate for a lead-safe  school environment, exhorted the principals, teachers and parents to be vigilant  to ensure lead-free school makeovers during the week-long Brigada Eskwela (school repair and maintenance) starting today.

The chemical and waste watch group has partnered with the Sto.Cristo Elementary School in Bago Bantay, Quezon City to drum up awareness and compliance to government directives on lead paint.

Advocates call for limit on lead content in paint

HEAVY METAL:Studies have linked attention deficit disorder and lower intelligence to exposure to heavy metals, such as lead, environmental campaigners said

By Chen Wei-han  /  Staff reporter

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2016/05/24/2003647015

(Taipei City, Taiwan) More than sixty percent of paints analyzed in a new study on total lead in solvent-based decorative paints contained high lead levels, and at least one paint from all eight brands analyzed contained exceedingly high lead levels. The findings are included in a report released today by Taiwan Watch Institute and IPEN. Moreover, most paint can labels failed to carry consumer information about lead content.

“The health impacts of lead exposure on young children’s brains are lifelong, irreversible and untreatable,” said Xavier Sun, Researcher, Taiwan Watch Institute. “We are limiting our children and our nation’s future intellectual development even though safe and effective alternatives are already in use and widely available in Taiwan. We must reduce this critical source of lead exposure to young children.”

Annual Worldwide Lead Exposure Costs are 7 Times Amount Low- and Middle-Income Countries Receive in Development Assistance
http://www.balifokus.asia/#!PRESS-RELEASE-Lead-Exposure-Costs-Indonesia-...

During the course of the Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Workshop on the Establishment of Legal Limits on Lead in Paint (co-hosted by the Government of the Republic of Moldova and the United Nations Environment Programme), which took place 19-20 May, 2016 in Chișinău, Republic of Moldova, IPEN Co-Chair Dr. Olga Speranskaya was interviewed for the Moldovan television program "Publika": http://ru.publika.md/emisiuni/den-za-dnyom_791.html?video_id=2885431

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