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Lead in Nepal`s New Enamel Household Paints 2013

Lead in Nepal`s New Enamel Household Paints 2013 From October 2012 to March 2013, Center for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED) conducted a research on decorative paints in order to analyze the lead contamination.

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71 percent of paints sold in Nepal have lead levels above the internationally accepted standard of 90 ppm limit and would not be permitted for sale in the many developed countries.
 -    Green, red, yellow and blue color paints are the most likely to contain dangerously high levels of lead.
 -  Most paint brands in Nepal sell paint above the proposed acceptable level of 90 ppm and more than half of the brands (57 percent, 21 out of 12 brands) sell paints with dangerously high levels above 10,000 ppm.