Project time-frame: April – September 2016 (6 months)
In 2016 AWHHE participated in the IPEN’s Lead Paint Elimination initiative by contributing to the IPEN global survey of the brands of household paints on sale. AWHHE surveyed 16 sales points in Armenia, including specialized shops, paint stores and private shops and prepared a record sheet of 47 brand paints in five colors (red, green, yellow, orange and white).
Results: The study has shown that there is a large quantity of household paints imported and available on the Armenian market. In 61.2% of the surveyed samples of brands of household paint (30 out of the 49 analyzed samples) the content of lead proved to be high as compared to the international lead-MPC (90 ppm).
On 14 September 2016 AWHHE presented the project at the seminar on Children’s Health Challenges due to Environmental Degradation and Climate Change. The event was organized by UNICEF-Armenia Office, the participants included various interested stakeholders from the government, international organizations and the organizations representing the Armenian civil society.
- СВИНЕЦ В МАСЛЯНЫХ КРАСКАХ ДЛЯ БЫТОВОГО ПРИМЕНЕНИЯ В РЕСПУБЛИКЕ АРМЕНИЯ
- International week of action on lead poisoning prevention
Seminar in UNICEF
For additional information please visit IPEN website: http://ipen.org/toxic-priorities/lead