Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint: Operational Framework

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Lead is a toxic metal whose widespread use has caused environmental contamination and extensive public health problems in many parts of the world.  Lead can have profound and permanent adverse health effects on children.  While the greatest impacts are on children, lead also causes harm in adults, including workers. There is no known level of lead exposure that is considered to be safe.

The Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint's goal is to focus and catalyze the efforts of diverse stakeholders to achieve international goals to prevent children’s exposure to lead from paints containing lead and to minimize occupational exposures to lead paint.  The broad objective is to promote a phase‐out of the manufacture and sale of paints containing lead and eventually to eliminate the risks that such paints pose.