Lead still in paint report finds

Lead and lead compounds in paint have been banned in the US since 1977. However lead is used as anti-corrosive pigments and driers in architectural or household paint by some paint manufacturers the EcoWaste Coalition states in its report.

Tests in 2010 revealed 69% of the 35 paint samples contained large quantities of lead.

One paint sample contained 161,700 parts per million of lead. The US regulatory limit for lead in paint is 90 ppm.

In July the EcoWaste Coalition also checked children’s toys and found that 30% percent of the 200 toys tested contained toxic metals such as lead, antimony and cadmium.

All the more reason to buy lead paint testing kits for the home.

For more details on the lead paint testing report click the link.

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