Navigation Links
US company identified as manufacture of lead paint in Africa
Date:3/19/2013

a result of this research, consumers in Cameroon are being warned to avoid purchasing paints unless the cans are labeled with as having no added lead. Most of the paint available in the market contains hazardous levels of lead that causes birth defects, brain damage, high blood pressure, and other health effects in both children and adults.

CREPD is issuing a warning following the results of a recent survey showing that most of the new paints being sold in stores still contain lead at excessive levels despite pledges by some paint companies to reformulate.

"The problem we are seeing is that the older paint is still in stores because none of the companies have recalled products with hazardous levels of lead," said Gilbert KUEPOUO, Coordinator of CREPD. "As a result, we are asking consumers to look for labels that indicate that lead levels are less than 90 parts per million (PPM) as required in the U.S., China, and other countries."

PPG sent a letter to some of the distributors offering to exchange some products, but few responded.

CREPD recently interviewed the managers of the 11 stores that sell Seigneurie paints and identified only three that had returned products based on the companies offer. There are no regulations regarding the lead content of new paints in Cameroon.

The World Health Organization estimates that 240 million people around the world are overexposed to lead contamination and 99 percent of those most severely exposed reside in developing countries. Lead paint in housing contributes significantly to children's exposure resulting in brain damage, mental retardation, lower educational performance, and a range of other health effects.


'/>"/>

Contact: Melody Harris
melody.harris@taylorandfrancis.com
Taylor & Francis
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Insect research heads down path to start-up company with NSF I-Corps program
2. Researchers and company from Luxembourg awarded a grant from Michael J. Fox Foundation
3. Neurotechnology Launches SkyBiometry Spin-off Company to Deliver SaaS Biometric Identification and Feature Analysis
4. International Drug & Explosives Detection Company IDenta Corp. Article to be Published by Zillion International
5. University spin-out company shares in £7.9 million marine energy funding boost
6. Potential early indicator of kidney injury identified
7. 4 dinosaur egg species identified in Lleida
8. March of Dimes awards $250,000 to researcher who identified heart disease genes
9. Mechanisms regulating inflammation associated with type 2 diabetes, cancer identified
10. New type of gene that regulates tumor suppressor PTEN identified
11. Molecular basis identified for tissue specific immune regulation in the eye and kidney
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... on a Carnegie expedition in Australia,s Great Barrier Reef ... since the mid-1970s. The scientists suggest that ocean acidification ... slowdown. , In a quest for historical context ... current measurements of the growth rate of a section ... more than 30 years ago. Their work is published ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... of bacterial infections, including MRSA and MSSA could ... bumps that mimic the scaly surface of shark ... access journal Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control ... materials prevented the spread of human disease bacteria ... Sharklet, is an arrangement of ridges formulated to ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Hopkins neuroscientists have discovered the "molecular brakes" that time ... cochleas of mice. These "hair cells" translate sound waves ... and are interpreted as sounds. If the arrangement of ... A summary of the research will be published in ... , "The proteins Hey1 and Hey2 act as brakes ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Coral growth rate plummets in 30-year comparison 2Sharks' skin has teeth in the fight against hospital superbugs 2Hey1 and Hey2 ensure inner ear 'hair cells' are made at the right time, in the right place 2
... must account for the complexity of the human impact ... and temporal scales. "Scale-sensitive research" emerges as a new, ... analyses, and tools to the scale in which these ... that the decisions they take resolve ecological problems at ...
... role in successful foraging for southern elephant seals, a ... the open access journal PLOS ONE ., The ... the diving behaviour of four female southern elephant seals ... with light detectors. The researchers found that increased bioluminescence ...
... www.ucr.edu ) Researchers at the University of California, ... and Technology (CE-CERT) are working with the state of ... renewable biofuels. This research supports several California legislative ... of renewable fuels and reduce greenhouse gases. These include ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists call policy-makers to be scale-aware 2Scientists call policy-makers to be scale-aware 3UC Riverside developing biofuel formulations for California 2UC Riverside developing biofuel formulations for California 3
(Date:9/17/2014)... GLASGOW, Scotland , September 17, 2014 ... a new mode of action from a ... a decade  MGB Biopharma, a ... of anti-infectives, announces today that it has ... of its lead antibacterial, MGB-BP-3, against a ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... September 16, 2014 “Nature has developed, ... features that we desire in optical design,” said Joseph ... State University. “As we explore surfaces and structures at ... lessons were presented in San Diego in August during ... in Nature ” chaired by Shaw and Rongguang Liang ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... WASHINGTON, D.C., September 16, 2014 --The emerging field ... portable to the next level, enabling the construction ... highly efficient devices, individual molecules would take on ... and transistors. , A team of researchers from ... potential candidate for use in small-scale electronics: a ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... 16, 2014 Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... been shown to be effective in animal models following ... to intravenous infusions that could pave the way for ... presented yesterday at the Heart Failure Society of America,s ... Las Vegas . The research, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:MGB Biopharma Secures £4.0m ($6.4m) to Advance its Novel Lead Antibacterial, MGB-BP-3, into Clinical Development 2MGB Biopharma Secures £4.0m ($6.4m) to Advance its Novel Lead Antibacterial, MGB-BP-3, into Clinical Development 3MGB Biopharma Secures £4.0m ($6.4m) to Advance its Novel Lead Antibacterial, MGB-BP-3, into Clinical Development 4MGB Biopharma Secures £4.0m ($6.4m) to Advance its Novel Lead Antibacterial, MGB-BP-3, into Clinical Development 5MGB Biopharma Secures £4.0m ($6.4m) to Advance its Novel Lead Antibacterial, MGB-BP-3, into Clinical Development 6MGB Biopharma Secures £4.0m ($6.4m) to Advance its Novel Lead Antibacterial, MGB-BP-3, into Clinical Development 7Nature’s designs inspire research into new light-based technologies 2Nature’s designs inspire research into new light-based technologies 3Nature’s designs inspire research into new light-based technologies 4Nature’s designs inspire research into new light-based technologies 5The future face of molecular electronics 2Cardioxyl Presents Oral Heart Failure Treatment Data For Its Experimental HNO Prodrug At HFSA 18th Annual Scientific Meeting 2
... the University of Pennsylvania have developed nanowires capable ... retrieving that data a thousand times faster than ... and micro-drives, all using less power and space ... professor in the Department of Materials Science and ...
... 3SBio Inc.,(Nasdaq: SSRX ), a leading China-based ... biopharmaceutical,products, will present at the UBS Global Life ... 2007 at 10:30 AM EST. The presentation ... on the Events,section of the investors page of ...
... Sept. 17 Warner Chilcott,Limited (Nasdaq: WCRX ) ... non-final Action Closing Prosecution from the U.S. Patent and,Trademark ... a,reexamination of LEO,s US Patent No. 6,753,013 (the "013 ... The 013 Patent covers TACLONEX,and certain of LEO,s products ...
Cached Biology Technology:Penn engineers design computer memory in nanoscale form that retrieves data 1,000 times faster 2Penn engineers design computer memory in nanoscale form that retrieves data 1,000 times faster 3Warner Chilcott Announces New Information in USPTO Reexamination of Taclonex Patent 2Warner Chilcott Announces New Information in USPTO Reexamination of Taclonex Patent 3
... is a personal desktop unit ideal for use ... , Rotation speed set at 12 rpm ... C , Bottle capacity of four 35 ... ml conical ,plastic bottles , Consistent, repeatable ...
... The SC250 Express is the latest edition ... SC250 Express has an extra large diameter ... The digital display panel allows precise setting ... Large chamber for handling large quantities and ...
... a no-frills, basic SpeedVac concentrator designed for ... this unit still features a standard Teflon ... of time and heat. It is designed ... a wide variety of different rotors for ...
... RC Maxi MB (for aqueous, other low ... evaporator systems respond to specific applications of ... safe concentration of heat-labile samples. The RC ... of cold traps and a wide selection ...
Biology Products: