The International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2021 will focus on the need to accelerate progress towards the global phase out of lead paint through regulatory and legal measures.
This week of action is the ninth edition, and is an initiative of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (the Lead Paint Alliance), which is jointly led by the UN Environment Programme and World Health Organization. The aim of the week of action is to:
- raise awareness about health effects of lead exposure;
- highlight the efforts of countries and partners to prevent led exposure, particularly in children; and
- urge further action to eliminate lead paint through regulatory action at country level.
Governments, civil society organizations, health partners, industry and others are encouraged to organize campaigns during the week of action using materials provided on the event webpage.
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dates: 24-30 October 2021