In the year 2010, all together 24 paints samples including distemper, emulsion, enamel, touch wood and varnish of different brands produced from national, multinational and international brand has been purchased from the market and dry sample prepared by painting each with different brush and scratched with different knives.
Almost all and especially enamel samples were found to have heavily leaded ranges from a minimum of 3.98 ppm to a maximum of 73966.44 ppm.
All samples with Nepalese Standard trademarked contain very high lead level up to 73966.44 ppm ppm.† The ladies hand bag does found to be contain about 381 ppm of lead.†
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