CEJAD has released a video documentary on lead paints and the impacts of lead exposure to children in marking the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action, 2018. The video is to create awareness on lead poisoning from leaded paints especially to children and provides information about how leaded paints are produced, why lead has..
CEJAD organized national stakeholders’ workshop on national regulation of lead paint in Kenya held on the 31st of January, 2018 at Sarova Panafric Hotel in Nairobi Kenya. The stakeholders comprised of representatives from; civil society Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, Academia, the Media and governmental institutions from Nairobi. reasd more The workshop intended to bring together key..
CEJAD participates in the sensitization of policy makers and health care workers on lead in paint in Mombasa. The policy makers present were; Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Health and Public health Officers of Mombasa County.
For immediate release: 27th October 2017 For more information: Griffins Ochieng, CEJAD, +254 726 931318, email@example.com Lead Paint Dangerous to Children Found in 15 African Countries, including Kenya. Lead Exposure Can Cause Permanent Brain Damage Nairobi, Kenya (27th October 2017). Decorative paints containing levels of lead dangerous to children is widely available in..
More than 70 percent of the paint brands in a new study analyzing lead in solvent-based paints for home use in Kenya, sold one or more paint that contained dangerously high total lead levels greater than 10,000 ppm. One yellow paint advertised as “lead free” contained lead levels as high as 16 percent of the paint, almost 1,800 times the allowed limit of 0.009 percent (90 ppm) established in many countries for lead in paint. This is also the maximum allowed level in two paint standards adopted by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), expected to be gazetted by KEBS. These and other concerning findings are part of a report released today by the Centre for Environment Justice and Development (CEJAD) and IPEN.
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The Star Newspaper coverage:“NGO Push to Phase-out Life Threatening Leaded Paint in Kenya”
Push to Phase-out Life Threatening Leaded Paint in Kenya Nairobi, 28 October 2015 – Paints that contain lead pose a great risk of lead poisoning, especially for children and pregnant women. When lead paint used in homes, schools and playgrounds deteriorates over time, children may inhale or ingest lead through household dust, paint chips or..
CEJAD participates in the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources validation workshop to verify data collected on mercury use, release and emission in Kenya at a Nakuru Hotel. The workshop was organized part of the implementation of the Minamata Initial Activities (MIA), a project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Kenya is a signatory..