The two studies presented here, the CDPH data about lead contamination of candy and our study of lead pigments
in purses, show similar results.
The Santa Clara, California proceeding was initiated in March 2000 by 10 counties and cities in the state and asserted a claim for public nuisance, alleging that the presence of lead pigments
for use in paints and coatings in, on and around residences in the plaintiffs' jurisdictions constitutes a public nuisance.
The agency's backing of the application had been criticized by some coatings trade associations in Europe as well as prominent multi-national pigment and coatings producers supporting a voluntary ban on the use of lead pigments
The implications of the appellate court's ruling means that plaintiffs in Wisconsin with claims that accrued prior to 2011 may now proceed against historical producers and suppliers of lead pigments
without evidence of product identification based solely upon defendants' share of the historical lead paint market.
As well as giving the paint its tint, lead pigments
are highly opaque, so that a relatively small amount of the compound can cover a large area.
"They are being subjected to lab tests to validate if the lead pigments
The purpose of using frit is to lead pigments
to interact with frit at fusion treatment temperature and to disperse.
Whilst the UK voluntarily removed lead pigments
from consumer paints many years ago, there is currently an ongoing campaign by the United Nations (UN) and World Health Organisation (WHO) to ban the use of lead in industrial paints due to health hazards.
According to the American Coatings Association, industry consensus standards limiting the use of lead pigments
date back to the 1950s, when manufacturers led a voluntary effort to remove lead from house paints.
The complaint forced the firm to eliminate the use of lead pigments
and dispose of the bulbs as hazardous waste.
In a case brought by the Rhode Island attorney general, a jury recently found that the "cumulative presence of lead pigments
" in the state constituted a public nuisance, and therefore held three alleged former lead pigment
manufacturers liable for the costs of abating lead paint from private residential buildings throughout the state.