Study finds Indonesian paints with High Lead Levels Commonly Sold in Market Improvement Among Market

18 June 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia. A new study on lead in decorative paints in Indonesia released today by BaliFokus finds that more than three-quarters of paints analysed would not comply with a new proposed standard of 600 parts per million (ppm). “The health impacts of lead exposure on young children’s brains are lifelong, irreversible and untreatable”, said Yuyun Ismawati, Senior Advisor and Project Supervisor of BaliFokus. “Fortunately, some paint manufacturers in Indonesia are beginning to remove lead from their paint, which demonstrates that the technology exists in Indonesia to produce lead safe paints. Nevertheless too many companies are risking our children’s future by selling pain

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