As of 31 August 2017, 67 countries have legally binding controls to limit the production, import and sale of lead paints, which is 34.7 percent of all countries (see page 5 for a list of countries by UN Environment Region). Thus there are still many countries where using lead paint in homes and schools is not prohibited, creating a significant risk of children ’ s exposure to lead. Countries that have not yet done so are urged to enact and enforce effective national legislation, regulations and/or standards to, at a minimum, stop the manufacture, import and sale of household decorative lead paints.
Countries are also encouraged to consider limiting lead in all types of paints.
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