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Lead levels in paint around the world Interactive map


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Lead levels in paint around the world

This interactive map provides country-specific data on lead paint levels around the world. Lead in paint is a major source of lead exposure for children globally. Since 2009, more than 100 studies from 59 countries have shown that lead paints are still widely sold in low- and middle-income countries. IPEN-affiliated NGOs conducted the majority of these studies, comprising more than 3,300 solvent-based paints. Many of these paints contained very high levels of lead above 10,000 parts per million (ppm) of the dry weight of the paint.

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