As of 31 December 2021, 84 countries – comprising 43% of all countries – have legally binding controls to limit the production, import and sale of lead paints. In the majority of countries worldwide, using
Cowherds in a Gujarat district accuse a local dye manufacturer of dumping a poisonous and acidic substance, which resulted in the maiming and death of their cattle.
Most of the popular brands of paints contain high quantities of lead, a toxin especially dangerous for children, says a latest study done by Centre for Science and Environment. While there is no mandatory standard for lead levels in paints in the country, top companies exceed even the voluntary limit specified by the Bureau of Indian Standards.
We found staggeringly high levels of lead in virtually all samples we checked When paint companies were asked about their plans to phase out lead, three responded by doing so in months.
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