Toxic Lead Widespread In World’s Largest Paint Market

By Lynne Peeples

Bright yellows, reds, blues and greens coat a day care center’s walls, fence, slide and swing. More colorful paints peel from tables inside a kindergarten classroom.

“Unfortunately, it’s a common sight,” said Yuyun Ismawati, coordinator of the Indonesia Toxics-Free Network, referencing the prolific use of potentially toxic paint in schools and other kid-friendly facilities throughout Indonesia.

Lead poisoning may be a risk at this brightly painted day care in Indonesia. (Balifokus Foundation, Indonesia)

Relative latecomers in the use of decorative and household paints, Indonesia and its neighbors throughout the developing Asia-Pacific are making up for lost time: The region is now the largest …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green