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Awareness raising materials for lead in paint elimination


Awareness raising materials for lead in paint elimination

The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) are launching a new Community of Practice (CoP) on Lead in Paint to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to the elimination of Lead Paint. This is a summary of the discussion on Awareness raising materials for lead in paint elimination, which took place on 23 September 2020.

Presenters: Elena Jardan (WHO), Evonne Marzouk (USEPA), Sara Brosché (IPEN)

The third LiP CoP discussion, presented by Elena Jardan from WHO, Evonne Marzouk from USEPA and Sara Brosche from IPEN, reviewed three questions focusing on awareness-raising. While awareness raising about lead paint elimination is ideally undertaken consistently throughout the year, one important time for awareness raising on lead paint elimination comes in the last week of October each year, during the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of action (ILPPW 2020), taking place from 25 to 31 October. The aim of the ILPPW 2020 campaign is to raise awareness about health effects of lead poisoning and urge further action to eliminate lead paint through regulatory action at the country level.