big impact - stop lead poisoning



[plain][link_post id=”3444″]lead in household and decorative paintAccording 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 contents in household and decorative paints.[/plain]lead toxicity in children in India

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There is very little study in India to figure out the BLL of consumers in India among those who are not directly at risk from Lead pollution. among inpatients aged less than Five, 66% of the children had BLL <5 μg/dl, which is considered as level of concern as per Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention.   The patients have no direct risk of lead exposure.[/plain]

[plain][link_post id=”3022″]big impact - stop lead poisoningAs a result of consistent effort, letters, based on the studies and discussion, have been sent to Prime Minister, Health Minister, Cabinet Secretary and others in Government of India. This issue has also been flagged before National Human Rights Commission.[/plain]

[plain][link_post id=”2220″]  Handheld x-ray fluorescence (xrf) analyzersLab analyses are expensive and time-consuming. However the handheld x-ray fluorescence (xrf) analyzer is the best substitute because we can take the instrument to the product, for instance for testing the soil. This battery operated, handheld x-ray fluorescence (xrf) analyzer is useful in detecting not only lead but also chlorine, cadmium, mercury, chromium, etc.[/plain]

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We have some amount of lead in our body which is not dangerous as long as  it is within permissible limits. The problem with lead is it does not get out as easily from the body, as it gets inside the body. Hence when the lead accumulates in the blood over a period of time it can lead to health issues – damaging the nervous system, causing brain disorders, repeated anemia, a low IQ level, headache, affecting the immune system, impaired fertility, and hypertension. It accumulates in both soft tissues and the bones. [/plain]

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holi colours
holi colours

We see a large number of holi colours in the market which may be toxic in nature, but we are unable to verify if the colours are toxic. So the best option is to buy branded, packed colours like Rangeela that mentions toxic-free colours on the packing.  However we tend to buy the unbranded colours because they are cheaper and brighter in colours

As the saying goes, ‘look can be deceptive’ – the brighter the colour, the greater the chances of presence of Lead which is a toxic element. There are a number of toxic element that are added to make the colours darker.[/plain]

[plain] [link_post id=”1213″] :LEAD 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.[/plain]

[plain] [link_post id=”1174″]  : LEADAlthough lead has many uses like in the automobile industry, once the element is released into the environment, it finds its way into the soil, air and water. Human beings absorb led by inhalation, ingestion and dermal contact. Children under the age of 5 absorb 50% of the lead they ingest. [/plain]