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Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint

GAELP Business Plan Priority Actions 2014-2020

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Additional actions for 2014 - 2020, will need to move beyond the development of awareness and information to promote action and achievement of the goals and objectives of the Global Alliance. The following actions, listed here in no particular order, will be undertaken:

(a)           Promoting the establishment of appropriate national regulatory frameworks to stop the manufacture, import, export, sale and use of lead paints and products coated with lead paints;

(b)           Promoting third-party certification of no added lead in new paint products, especially in countries which may face challenges with the comprehensive enforcement of national regulatory frameworks to stop the manufacture, import, export, sale and use of lead paints and products coated with lead paints;

(c)           Identifying the information that small and medium-size paint manufacturers may need to cost-effectively reformulate their paint products to eliminate the use of added lead compounds, and establishing mechanisms to provide them with such information as needed;

(d)           Preparing and disseminating guidance materials on how to minimize potential lead exposure in and around housing, childcare facilities, schools and other  buildings where lead paint has been used in the past, including information on proper procedures for repainting surfaces, remodelling and demolition;

(e)           Preparing and disseminating guidance materials on how to avoid or minimize workers’ lead exposure in industrial facilities producing or using paint that contains added lead compounds;

(f)            Increasing capacities to conduct blood-lead testing and surveillance programmes, to assess residential and occupational risks and to implement public and professional education on the mitigation of lead poisoning.

 
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