According to a notification by Ministry of Environment, metallic lead in household and decorative paint exceeding 90 parts per million is hereby prohibited. The Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate Change in India, issued the draft Gazette Notification on 8th April, 2016, of certain rules to regulate the manufacture, trade, use, import and export of lead contentsRead more
66 percent of Children tested had more than 5 Blood Lead Level
In Cities in India, people are aware that the environment is polluted and that Lead is one of the pollutants. During the Lead in Maggi controversy, consumers argued that compared to the other pollutants in the environment, Lead in Maggi was miniscule. In India, unlike in US there is no mandatory test among consumers to figureRead more
Be part of the Big Impact: Stop Lead Poisoning
Colourless, odourless and poisonous lead, invisible to the naked eye but is present in the soil, water, air and products of daily use. In countries like The US, FDI takes stringent measures to ensure that lead compound in consumer goods are within the permissible limit; mandatory labour rules and regulations assure the safety of Lead workers. InRead more
Where does lead in food come from?
Our body does not require lead, an element found in nature, but because of the presence of lead in many consumer products, and manufacturing process, we get exposed to lead. We have some amount of lead in our body which is not dangerous as long as it is within permissible limits. The problem with leadRead more
Lead hazard in India!!!
Studies so far in India show that the public knows lead is poisonous, but they are not aware of presence of lead in products they use and in the environment. Lead hazard is a reality in India, as the blood tests and lead related hospitalizations show. More about lead poisoning is mentioned in this post.Read more
Lead poisoning: How safe are you?
One day my son poked his finger with pencil lead and screamed frantically fearing he might be ‘lead poisoned’. I shrugged off his fear saying lead is not harmful for the human body and that pencil lead does not contain lead, it a mixture of graphite and clay. But after doing some research, I realized that lead accumulated inRead more
Delhi diwali…..The Day after festivity
Modern lifestyle has influenced Delhi Diwali festivity. Less pollution and less noise from festival firework, morning precious walk in park.Read more