Philippines | Watchdog Finds Lead in Paints in Despite Regulation
Quezon City, Philippines Paint products in aerosol cans containing shocking levels of lead are still offered for sale by offline and online retailers despite the ban on such paints, according to the toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition.
The group made this revelation as the globally-acclaimed Chemical Control Order (CCO) phasing out lead in all paint categories marked its eight anniversary last December 23. Last June 29, the Philippines received the coveted Future Policy Award (special category for lead in paint) for being the first country in Southeast Asia to successfully implement a regulation toward lead-safe paint.
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