Individuals and organizations around the world are encouraged to get involved in the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action. Events may include public information campaigns, technical webinars and learning sessions, conferences and meetings to engage key decision-makers, and much more.
International lead poisoning prevention week of action 20-26 October 2013
Theme: Eliminate lead paint
Slogan: Lead free kids for a healthy future
Paints containing high levels of lead are still widely available and used in many countries for decorative purposes, although good substitutes without lead are available. This is an opportunity to mobilize political and social commitment for further progress.
During the campaign week, the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint aims to:
- Raise awareness about lead poisoning;
- Highlight countries and partners' efforts to prevent childhood lead poisoning; and
- Urge further action to eliminate lead paint.