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LEAD Action News Volume 14 Number 1, October  2013, ISSN 1324-6011
Incorporating Lead Aware Times ( ISSN 1440-4966) and Lead Advisory Service News (ISSN 1440-0561)
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Media coverage so far, of the WHO Inaugural International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action, 20-26th October 2013

The following list of media coverage for the World Health Organization’s Lead Week of Action was collated on Thursday 24th October 2013.

Collated by Valerie Denney, Valerie Denney Communications, 5 E. 14th Place, Suite 1408, Chicago, IL 60605, USA. http://valeriedenney.com/ – Valerie provides a comprehensive range of communications services to non-profit organizations, government agencies, philanthropic institutions and businesses that seek to shape policy, promote social consciousness and enrich the culture.


AllAfricaLead Free Kids

Children and Pregnant Mothers Face Widespread Exposure to Toxic Lead http://m.allafrica.com/stories/201310220729.html/


News Today

Children demand lead free paint http://www.newstoday.com.bd/index.php?option=details&news_id=2359763&date=2013-10-24Des Enfants sans Plomb


VancouverDesi (South Asian news site for Canadians)

Lead in paint compromises health of pregnant mothers: study http://www.vancouverdesi.com/lifestyle/lead-in-paint-compromises-health-of-pregnant-mothers-study/650965/



Children and pregnant women in developing countries face the threat of lead paint exposure http://energy.people.com.cn/n/2013/1023/c71890-23303406.html


Children and pregnant women in developing countries face the threat of lead paint exposure http://spanish.china.org.cn/international/txt/2013-10/23/content_30373147.htm


Vibe Ghana

Save children from lead poisoning http://vibeghana.com/2013/10/23/save-children-from-lead-poisoning/

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation: Children and pregnant mothers face widespread exposure to toxic lead in paint http://gbcghana.com/index.php?id=1.1578618


Business Standard

Lead in paint compromises health of pregnant mothers: study http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/lead-in-paint-compromises-health-of-pregnant-mothers-study-113102200983_1.html

India, Mizoram

Mizo News

Lead in paint compromises health of pregnant mothers: study http://www.mizonews.net/sciencetech/lead-paint-compromises-health-pregnant-mothers-study/

Health: Lead in paint comprises health of pregnant mothers: Study http://health.india.com/news/lead-in-paint-compromises-health-of-pregnant-mothers-study/

India Blooms: UN urges end to potentially deadly lead paint use http://www.indiablooms.com/EnvironmentDetailsPage/2013/environmentDetails231013b.php

News Track India: Lead in paint compromises health of pregnant mothers: study http://newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/2013/10/22/368--Lead-in-paint-compromises-health-of-pregnant-mothers-study-.html

Deccan Herald: The National Referral Centre for Lead Projects [National Referral Centre for Lead Poisoning in India (NRCLPI)] is celebrating the world’s first International Lead Awareness Week (24 Oct 2013)



Report warns of continued lead use in Kenyan Paints http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2013/10/report-warns-of-continued-lead-use-in-kenyan-paints/

MexicoNiños Libre de plomo

PNUMA alerta del peligro para mujeres y niños del plomo de la pintura (UNEP warns of the danger to women and children of lead paint) http://www.mimorelia.com/noticias/126397


The Himalayan

Report on paints presents alarming picture http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=Report+on+paints+presents+an+alarming+picture&NewsID=394667


Lead level in paints past global limit: study http://www.ekantipur.com/2013/10/23/capital/lead-level-in-paints-past-global-limit-study/379672.html


Oman Daily Observer

Lead in paint compromises health of pregnant mother http://main.omanobserver.om/?p=23722



Pintura con plomo peligro para mujeres y niños, alerta la ONU (Lead paint danger to women and children) http://panamaon.com/noticias/reportajes/1133987-pintura-con-plomo-peligro-para-mujeres-y-ninos-alerta-la-onu.html



EU-Funded Study Finds Dangerous Levels of Lead in Household Paints http://www.demotix.com/photo/3035967/eu-funded-study-finds-dangerous-levels-lead-household-paints

The Nation

High Level of lead found in many paints http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/High-level-of-lead-found-in-many-paints-30217664.html

Journal Online

House paints pose hazard http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php/news/metro/60522-house-paints-pose-hazard


WHO, nanawagan sa iba’t ibang bansa na i-phase out ang paggamit ng lead paint http://www.untvweb.com/news/who-nanawagan-sa-ibat-ibang-bansa-na-i-phase-out-ang-paggamit-ng-lead-paint/


Leading kids away from lead poisoning http://www.philstar.com/health-and-family/2013/10/22/1247800/leading-kids-away-lead-poisoning

EcoWaste warns of lead in household paints http://www.philstar.com/nation/2013/10/24/1248580/ecowaste-warns-lead-household-paints

RussiaLead Free Kids Russian

Russian Daily Newspaper

Most sold in Russia were poisoned by lead paint (Google translation)

[The first ever media article on lead in paint produced in Russia!] http://www.newizv.ru/society/2013-10-24/191247-bolshinstvo-prodavaemyh-v-rossii-krasok-okazalis-otravleny-svincom.html

Sri Lanka

Ceylon Today

Excessive lead levels in paints http://www.ceylontoday.lk/51-45593-news-detail-excessive-lead-levels-in-paints.html

South Africa

Daily Times

Lead Poisoning Lowers Intelligence Scores http://www.dailytimes.com.ng/article/lead-poisoning-lowers-intelligence-scores-experts



La onu alerta del peligro del plomo en la pintura para ninos y mujeres embarazadas de países pobres (The UN warns of the danger of lead in paint for children and pregnant women in poor countries) http://ecodiario.eleconomista.es/sociedad/noticias/5246970/10/13/la-onu-alerta-del-peligro-del-plomo-en-la-pintura-para-ninos-y-mujeres-embarazadas-de-paises-pobres.html

SKNVibes (St. Kitts and Nevis)

Save children from lead poisoning http://www.sknvibes.com/news/newsdetails.cfm/80584


Bangkok Post

Dangerous in lead paint http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/375683/79-of-thai-paints-contain-too-much-lead


Sacramento Bee

New UNEP Study Finds High Lead Levels in Paints Around the World

(A PR Newswire pickup) http://www.sacbee.com/2013/10/22/5841005/new-unep-study-finds-high-lead.html#storylink=cpy


Media for Freedom

UN AGENCIES URGE END TO POTENTIALLY DEADLY – BUT PREVENTABLE – LEAD PAINT USE“ “This report seeks to catalyze action by raising awareness among Governments, manufacturers and consumers not just that the problem exists, but that there are cheap and safe alternatives to lead already in use that can lift this health burden in a very short time,” Mr. Nuttall said.” http://mediaforfreedom.com/readarticle.php?AID=18018

Environmental News Service: Children in Developing Countries Exposed to Toxic Lead Paint http://ens-newswire.com/2013/10/23/children-in-developing-countries-exposed-to-toxic-lead-paint/

Woman News Network: Imported toys and decorative items from developing nations show toxic levels of lead http://womennewsnetwork.net/2013/10/23/developing-nations-toxic-lead/

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