Banned in the US and the UK

Consumer Voice - - Lead Level In Paints -

In 1971, the United States gov­ern­ment banned lead-based paints on public hous­ing. In 1978, nearly two decades af­ter the ac­tions of lo­cal de­part­ments of health, the fed­eral gov­ern­ment banned the use of lead in vir­tu­ally any paint in­tended for sale to con­sumers. In 1992, Euro­pean Union leg­is­la­tion was im­ple­mented within the United King­dom by the Depart­ment for En­vi­ron­ment, Food and Ru­ral Af­fairs (DEFRA). This leg­is­la­tion, un­der Con­trols on In­ju­ri­ous Sub­stances Reg­u­la­tions, pre­vents the ad­di­tion of lead to all paints ex­cept those in­tended for use in his­toric build­ings and as art­work.

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