The release of lead into the environment poses significant risks to human health especially to children and the environment. Addressing children’s exposure to lead from paint. UN Environment and the World Health Organization (WHO) jointly formed The Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint with a view to minimizing occupational exposures to lead paint. International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week-ILPPW is an initiative of the Global Alliance. In Bangladesh, ESDO observed the week this year through a human chain in front of the National Parliamentary Building, National Press Club and Teacher Student Center of Dhaka University, and a round table meeting in association with Department of Environment (DoE) under the ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of the Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The prime objective of human chain was to raise awareness about health effects of lead poisoning and to sensitize the public and parliamentary members and the objective of round table meeting was to sensitize the government and to create a pressure group for a regulation to ban lead paint in Bangladesh by 2020.
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