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Stakeholder’s dialogue workshop on national regulation of lead paints in Kenya

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..

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Lead Paint Dangerous to Children Found in 15 African Countries, including Kenya.

For immediate release: 27th October 2017 For more information: Griffins Ochieng, CEJAD, +254 726 931318, ogriffins@cejadkenya.org   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..

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New Study Shows Many Kenyan Paints Still Contain High Lead Levels

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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Press release:

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..

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