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Category archives for: No Lead

Potential lead hazards found at Onslow County school; no known cases of lead poisoning

Parents of children attending Thompson Early Childhood Center have been notified of potential lead hazards discovered at the school as part of a licensure process. The Onslow County Health Department sent a letter notifying parents that an environmental lead investigation revealed the presence of lead poisoning hazards in areas accessible to children attending the school. […]

Bangladesh Government mulls banning lead-dominant paints

Bangladesh in concurrence of a global resolution is contemplating to ban paints containing lead by the end of this year. The Ministry of Environment (MoE) is now studying the global agenda towards banning continued production, import and export, sale and use of enamel decorative paints containing lead. The household enamel paints are widely blamed for […]

Toxic Lead Widespread In World’s Largest Paint Market

Bright yellows, reds, blues and greens coat a day care center’s walls, fence, slide and swing. More colorful paints peel from tables inside a kindergarten classroom. “Unfortunately, it’s a common sight,” said Yuyun Ismawati, coordinator of the Indonesia Toxics-Free Network, referencing the prolific use of potentially toxic paint in schools and other kid-friendly facilities throughout […]

No safe level of childhood lead exposure

Exposure to lead causes significant and widespread injury to human health. Of all toxic environmental pollutants, harms from lead exposure are probably better understood and better documented than are the affects of any other toxic environmental pollutant.  Children are especially sensitive to lead and the World Health Organization (WHO) has determined that there is no […]

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