Evenlowlevelsofleadexposuremay causelifetimehealthissues,suchaslearning disabilities, impairedlanguage skills, reduced intelligence quotient and behavioral problems," IPEN lead paint campaigner Jeiel
Health risks to children, pregnant women, and workers can be prevented by making and using lead safe paints," added Jeiel
Guarino, lead paint campaigner of IPEN, a global NGO network that counts on the EcoWaste Coalition among its members.
Guarino of IPEN, a global network comprised of more than 700 public interest, non-governmental organizations in 116 countries, said some paint manufacturers argue that transitioning to lead-free zones, would require more than a year, a period that they think will see them "lose ground and therefore prefer waiting for governments to set the regulations."
"The Chemical Control Order (CCO) issued by the government banning lead in the production of water pipes, among other prohibitions, should apply to water faucets and should be strictly enforced," said EcoWaste's lead poisoning prevention campaigner and chemist Jeiel