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Toolkit for establishing laws to eliminate lead paint

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This toolkit was developed by a group of partners of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (Lead Paint Alliance), including industry, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations and government representatives. It is designed to provide information to government officials who are interested in establishing legal limits for lead in paints in their countries. However, all interested stakeholders wishing to understand the issue and galvanize action are welcome to use the information as well.

Lead poisoning from lead in paint is preventable and there are cost-effective, technically feasible alternatives to lead in paint. This toolkit, through the modules below, will provide information on why lead is a public health and environmental concern, explain current testing methods and describe the existing market. It will also give insight into what other countries have done regarding restrictions on lead use in paint.

Take Action

Raising Awareness: Raising and maintaining awareness about the hazards of lead is important to stimulate action by governments, enterprises and others. It also informs individuals about how to protect themselves and their families from lead exposure. This module provides information about the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action and how any organization can plan and organize a lead-awareness campaign. It also provides examples of lead poisoning prevention campaign materials and activities.

Establishing Lead Paint Laws

Once your government is ready to take action use this module, (provided by the UN Environmental Programme, Division of Law and Conventions) as a framework for establishing legal limits on lead in paint. It discusses (placeholder).

Toolkit for establishing laws to eliminate lead paint (UNEP)

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