Household cleaners, paints and perfumes have become substantial sources of urban air pollution as strict controls on vehicles have reduced road traffic emissions, scientists say.

There is a 71 per cent chance that the coat of paint on your house wall contains dangerously high amounts of lead, a new report says.

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEFCC), in its recent notification, has prohibited manufacture, trade, import as well as export of household and decorative paints containing lead or lead compounds in excess of 90 parts per million (ppm).

NAIROBI - China blocked a much-anticipated United Nations resolution to curb lead in paint during last-ditch negotiations at the U.N. Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi.

Exposure to lead paint poses significant harmful effects to human health, especially among children. The health effects, which are generally irreversible, can have a lifelong impact.

The following draft of certain rules to regulate the manufacture, trade, use, import and export of lead contents in household and decorative paints which the Central Government proposes to make in exercise of its powers under subsection (1) of section 3 and clause (d) of sub-section (2) of section 6 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29

African countries have agreed to cooperate in setting limits for use of lead in paints with a view to phasing it out by 2020.

The ever-growing fleet of ships carrying people and goods from one port to another is the primary pollutant of sea water and disrupter of fragile marine life.

Majority of paints analysed in seven Asian countries, including Nepal, contained astonishingly high lead content and did not meet the international regulatory standards, according to the Asian Regi

Paints containing high levels of lead are still widely available in the market in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand finds this analysis of 803 oil-based enamel decorative paints published in the Asian Regional Paint Report. Find this report and more in this special package.

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