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International lead poisoning prevention week of action

22/10/2017 (All day) - 28/10/2017 (All day)

The International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW) 2017 takes place on  22-28 October 2017. This week will again focus on efforts needed to phase lead out of paint. The Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead paint set a target  that by 2020 all countries should have legally binding controls on lead paint, however, to date only 66 countries have confirmed that they have these controls. There is still a lot to do to reach the target! During ILPPW there will be activities around the world to raise awareness about the health hazards of lead and the need for action to stop lead exposure, including regulating lead paint. WHO, with partners, is providing materials and a resource pack for campaign organizers.

If you are planning an activity during ILPPW please register it on the WHO website.

To find out more about the week of action visit  http://www.who.int/ipcs/lead_campaign/en/ and  http://www.unep.org/chemicalsandwaste/what-we-do/technology-and-metals/lead/lead-paint-alliance/resources/meetings-and-events/resources