International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, 25 to 31 October 2020

20 October 2020

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The eighth International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW) takes place from 25 to 31 October 2020. The manufacture and sale of lead paint is still permitted in over 60% of countries, presenting a continuing and future source of lead exposure for children and workers. The focus of this year’s week of action is on the need to accelerate progress towards the global phase-out of lead paint through regulatory and legal measures.

Source: WHO, October 2020