Do Indian paint companies continue to produce and market their toxics leaded paints to the neighboring countries, even as they phase it out in India? This latest report by Toxics Link shows exactly this. Its a collaborative effort by Toxics Link, India, CEPHED, Nepal and ESDO, Bangladesh.
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Paints in general are differentiated into decorative or architectural paints and industrial paints. Lead is used in paints mainly as colouring agents. Lead is also used to make paints more durable and corrosion resistant. Lead based paint in older houses has long been associated with elevated blood lead in children residing within them.