Lead Elimination Project

Lead Paint Elimination Project

Lead Paint Elimination map

Exposure to lead causes significant and widespread injury to human health. Children are especially sensitive to lead and the World Health Organisation (WHO) has determined that there is no safe level of childhood lead exposure. Lead exposure is a particular serious problem in many developing countries. The most widespread remaining source for children, workers and others is lead paints, that is paints that contain lead pigments, lead drying agents and/or other applications. When these paints are used in homes, schools and other applications a number of childhood lead exposure pathways are created. The greatest sources of exposure are from increase lead content of household dust and soils and the exposure of children through mouth contact.

The project will promote sustainable production and consumption and contribute to global efforts aimed at the elimination of the production and sue of all decorative lead paints. It overall objective is to reduce childhood lead poisoning in the eight participating countries by decreasing production and use of lead paint with a trend toward their elimination.

The projects targets consumers and manufacturer of paint in the following countries:Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, China, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia

Duration: 12/2011 - 6/2015

Total budget: EUR 1,798,563 (EU Contribution: 77.80%)

Contact

Sara Brosché
International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN) (Lead Applicant)
Box 7256
SE-402 35, Gothenburg
SWEDEN

sarabrosche@ipen.org

International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN) International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN)
is the lead applicant in the project. IPEN is a global NGO network registered in Sweden. It will provide expert services to the project and organize project activities through its Asian NGO partners in each country.
Arnika - Toxics and Waste Programme, Czech Republic Arnika - Toxics and Waste Programme, Czech Republic
is responsible for coordinating IPEN's international lead paint elimination campaign and will continue this role during the project. Arnika will provide Asian project partners technical assistance and support, oversee project sampling and testing activiti
Enviromental and Social Development Organisation (ESDO), Bangladesh Enviromental and Social Development Organisation (ESDO), Bangladesh
is a member of IPEN's Steering Committee. ESDO is responsible to implement country action, cooperation and coordination with lead organisation and sharing knowledge and experiences with other regional partners.
Balifokus, Indonesia Balifokus, Indonesia
is a part of an Indonesia Toxics-Free Network and has been active in the IPEN network since 2005, providing expert services to the IPEN Heavy Metals Working Group. In this project, Balifokus will organize and implement project activities in Indonesia.
Global Village of Beijing (GVB), China
is a Chinese grassroots portal of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). GVB's role in the project is to implement national and local activities.
Centre for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED), Nepal Centre for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED), Nepal
is a long-time active participant in the IPEN network. CEPHED will implement all activities with IPEN team and concerned international expert and national stakeholders including government and paint manufacturing enterprises, dealers, retailers as well as
The Just Enviroment Charitable Trust (Toxic Links), India The Just Enviroment Charitable Trust (Toxic Links), India
has been involved in research and advocacy for elimination of lead from household paint in India and South Asia. Toxic Links will play roles in the implementation of national and local activities; coordination for regional activities; secondary research,
ISEAL Alliance, UK ISEAL Alliance, UK
is a UK-based membership coalition of leading international standard-setting and accreditation organisations. ISEAL's role in the project will include the provision of training and preparation of training manual. ISEAL also will provide technical assistan
Ecological Waste Coalition of the Philippines, Inc. (EcoWaste Coalition) Ecological Waste Coalition of the Philippines, Inc. (EcoWaste Coalition)
has cooperated with IPEN since 2004 and has directly or indirectly supported various actions of IPEN in pursuit of the civil society agenda for a toxics-free future. EcoWaste Coalition is responsible for implementing all local project activities, and for
Centre for Environmental Justice (Guarantee) Limited (CEJ), Sri Lanka Centre for Environmental Justice (Guarantee) Limited (CEJ), Sri Lanka
is a participant in the IPEN network whose programmes are in the areas of science, law and advocacy and provides free legal aid to marginalized communities to protect their environmental rights. CEJ will be fully responsible for implementing the project i
Ecological Alert and Recovery Thailand (EARTH) Ecological Alert and Recovery Thailand (EARTH)
has been a long-time active participant in the IPEN network, with several ongoing programmes, among others, a national campaign to formulate a Pollutant Release and Transfer Registry (PRTR) in Thailand. EARTH is responsible for the preparation and implem
Lead Paint Elimination - Project Impact Sheet 2016 Lead Paint Elimination - Project Impact Sheet 2016
The project impact sheet provides a brief information on the project's challenges, activities, scaling up strategies and results. When the project started, the majority of solvent-based, decorative enamel paint from leading brands analysed in the seven participating countries contained high lead levels. At the conclusion of the project in June 2015, the market-leading brands in all seven countries had eliminated lead from their decorative paint, as had many smaller manufacturers.

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Project Fact Sheet 2016

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Lead Paint Elimination Handbook

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