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A Toxics-Free Future



EcoWaste Coalition is the NGO that IPEN has partnered with in the Philippines for this project.

June, 2015- National Report- Lead in New Enamel Household Paints in the Philippines: The 2015 Report These reports follow-up on analyses conducted in 2013 and were designed to test whether or not lead levels have fallen since that earlier study, especially in paints with high lead levels in 2013. Although results vary country by country, most NGOs are finding that though market leaders have reduced lead levels, many paints from small and medium sized producers continue to have unacceptably high lead levels. 

October, 2014- This newly released report shows that lead levels in dust from some households and schools in the Philippines are of high concern.

Dust is one of the major sources of lead exposure for young children, and can be directly correlated with the children´s blood lead levels. Recent scientific studies have shown harmful effects from lower and lower blood lead levels, which has led the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conclude that no blood lead levels in children can be considered safe.

November, 2013- This report presents new data on the lead content of household enamel paints that are offered for sale in the Philippine market. The report also describes global efforts to eliminate lead paint, as well as parallel efforts by the Government of the Philippines, local industry and civil society to establish an effective regulation banning or restricting the manufacture, importation, distribution, sale and use of lead paints. 

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Philippines dust report cover                 Philippines 2015 Lead Paint report cover