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Lead Paint Law Compliance and Enforcement Guidance

DOCUMENT FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION

This Guidance outlines actions governments can take to foster compliance with lead paint laws. It also includes actions companies can take to document compliance. This Guidance is intended to be adaptable by governments to their own legal systems and regulatory structures. Of course, governments may vary in the steps they take to foster compliance with their lead paint laws.

Paint containing lead poses very significant risks to both human health and the environment. Globally, lead paint is an important source of exposure of children to lead. Lead paint laws are a key tool in protecting health and the environment from lead. Compliance and enforcement are critical to effective implementation of laws limiting lead in paint.

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