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Environmental Aspects Focal Area Summary. Second Meeting of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint Bangkok , Thailand, 9-11 July 2012. Objectives. Eliminate the addition of lead in paint to the environment and human exposure.

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environmental aspects focal area summary

Environmental Aspects Focal Area Summary

Second Meeting of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint

Bangkok, Thailand, 9-11 July 2012

objectives
Objectives
  • Eliminate the addition of lead in paint to the environment and human exposure.
  • Establish global protective guidelines based on best environmental practices and best available technologies that are applicable to all countries regarding lead content in paint.
priority actions
Priority Actions
  • Identify baseline lead levels in paint, objectives:
    • encourage nations to conduct monitoring to estimate the prevalence of lead in the environment (for example, in water, soil and animals)
    • exchange information on lead levels in paints in various countries
  • Conduct lead education/awareness outreach, objective:
    • exchange information to promote general public awareness of the health hazards of lead paint
priority actions1
Priority Actions
  • Identify alternatives to lead in paint, objectives:
    • provide information regarding the hazards of substitutes for lead compounds in paint (users/industry focus)
    • discuss benefits and relative availability of the alternatives for lead compounds in paint
priority actions2
Priority Actions
  • Address lead paint in homes & schools, objectives:
    • develop methods to identify other lead paint exposures in communities and the appropriate action, e.g., removal vs exposure minimization
    • exchange information on methods to make housing and other buildings with lead paint safe for occupancy by children and pregnant women
    • enhance the elimination of lead paint in schools and other buildings where children will be present
    • identify techniques to effectively contain lead paint
    • minimize risks of previously applied lead paint in buildings by using effective containment
priority actions3
Priority Actions
  • Laboratory paint testing & methodology, objectives:
    • Develop guidelines with descriptions of simple analytical methods and test kits to identify lead paints
    • Build capacity and provide information and knowledge about methods and field or laboratory equipment used to measure lead in paint
focal area lead sponsor
Focal Area Lead Sponsor

U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics

1201 Constitution Ave, NW (MC 7404T)

Washington, DC 20460

USEPA Contacts:

  • Tala Henry, Director, National Program Chemicals Division, Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics, henry.tala@epa.gov
  • Erik Winchester, winchester.erik@epa.gov
  • Christina Wadlington, wadlington.christina@epa.gov