The need to eliminate lead paint

The addition of lead and lead compounds to paint continues to provide a source of continuing human exposure to a cumulative toxin, for which there is no known level of exposure which is without harmful effects. As of August 2021, only 43% countries had taken steps to outlaw the addition of lead pigments, driers and other lead-compounds to paint. Alternative additives exist. The World Health Organization encourages all governments to put an end to the use of lead in paint.
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