Ja­maican paint is lead-free

The Star (Jamaica) - - NEWS -

The Caribbean Poi­son In­for­ma­tion Net­work (CarPIN) is re­port­ing that Ja­maican dec­o­ra­tive paints have been found to be vir­tu­ally lead-free.

Poi­son in­for­ma­tion co­or­di­na­tor at CarPIN, Sherika White­lock­eBallings­ingh, said that this was one of the find­ings of a re­cent Lead in Paint Study that was con­ducted by CarPIN.

“Nearly all paints in a new study that we con­ducted between July and Septem­ber of this year, analysing lead in sol­vent-based paints in Ja­maica, had lead con­tent below 90 parts per mil­lion (90ppm),” she said.

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