UN health agency launches week of action to ban lead paint

Children and pregnant mothers in developing world face widespread exposure to toxic lead in paint. Picture: UNEP

GENEVA, 23 OCTOBER 2019 (UN NEWS CENTRE) — Although exposure to lead remains a key global health concern, particularly as it impacts childhood development, only 73 countries have legally binding controls for lead paint, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported. Lead exposure killed more than one million people in 2017, according to data cited […]

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