Lead exposure: Bangladesh 4th worst-hit in terms of affected children

Bangladesh is the fourth most-seriously hit in terms of the number of children affected by lead poisoning on a massive and previously unknown scale in the world, according to a new global report.

The report, the first of its kind, says that around 1 in 3 children – up to 800 million globally – have blood lead levels at or above 5 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL), a level which requires action.

https://www.thedailystar.net/country/news/lead-exposure-bangladesh-4th-worst-hit-terms-affected-children-1938673

Lead in PVC pipes is poisoning India’s drinking water, but govt’s done nothing in 2 years

New Delhi: The dream of piped drinking water in every Indian household comes with a caveat — it could expose people to lead, a dangerous heavy metal.

Drinking water comes to most taps through polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes.

Some cheap PVC pipes use lead stabilisers.

https://theprint.in/india/lead-in-pvc-pipes-is-poisoning-indias-drinking-water-but-govts-done-nothing-in-2-years/207444/

Poland Central Schools Find High Lead Levels in Water

An Oneida County school district is dealing with high lead levels in its water.

Poland Central Schools conducted the testing last month, after it became a state mandate. The results came back Tuesday, showing 35 of the 157 water outlets over the acceptable level. Of the 35, only 3 were water fountains.

The other 32 were sinks, mostly in science rooms. The list of sources that exceeded the state limit of 15 parts per billion

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/news/2016/10/19/poland-central-schools-high-lead-levels-in-water

New Study Finds Dangerously High Lead Levels in Mexican Paints

Paint Labeled “Lead Free” Contained 130,000 ppm Lead en español Guadalajara, México.

A new study on lead in architectural decorative paints sold for home use in México released today by Casa Cem and IPEN finds that more than one-fourth of the paints analyzed contained dangerously high total lead content greater than 10,000 parts per million (ppm).

The maximum permissible limit on lead in paint in e.g. USA and Canada is 90 ppm—the same threshold recommended by the UN Environment Programme. One yellow paint from the brand, General Paint, contained the highest amount of lead at 200,000 ppm.

Moreover, a yellow paint from the brand, Pinturas y Matices, labeled as “lead-free” contained 130,000 ppm lead.

https://ipen.org/news/new-study-finds-dangerously-high-lead-levels-mexican-paints

Poison water all over Greece

All northern Greece lagoons show charges for arsenic, lead and nickel

Scientists conclude that in areas with high industrial pollution, food produced is clearly more heavily burdened with heavy metals

https://www.healthandlifewf.gr/en/journal2/blog/post?journal_blog_post_id=62

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Shocking new report says Dublin water found to have ten times the legal limit of lead

https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-news/drinking-water-dublin-lead-report-16705556

DutchNews: Lead water pipes still a problem in thousands of homes: health council

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2019/11/lead-water-pipes-still-a-problem-in-thousands-of-homes-health-council/

Brain-damaging lead found in tap water from most Illinois communities during the past 6 years, Tribune analysis finds

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/environment/ct-illinois-lead-service-pipes-20210319-rifuuexkezb5bf6ncltqlb4m6a-story.html

Hazardous Levels of Lead in Canadian Tap Water

https://fcpp.org/2020/01/12/hazardous-levels-of-lead-in-canadian-tap-water/

DWI - water companies in England have made "no significant progress" on lead 50 years after use of lead pipes were made illegal

https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/regulation-and-legislation/item/17436-dwi-water-companies-in-england-have-made-no-significant-progress

French tap water still ‘has too much lead’, says study

https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/French-tap-water-still-has-too-much-lead-says-study

Spain tap water among Europes most dangerous! Increasing risk of bladder cancer!

https://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2020/01/15/spains-tap-water-among-europes-most-dangerous-study-finds-increasing-risk-of-bladder-cancer/

Roman mining and metallurgy left a detectable signal of lead pollution throughout Europe, northern Africa, and the Middle East. Las Médulas, in Northwestern Iberia, was the largest Roman gold mine and fundamentally altered the local landscape. To document the environmental consequences of this activity, we present a 4000-year record of lake sediment geochemistry from Laguna Roya, 35 km south of Las Médulas.

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0959683617693903

Millions living in rural France ‘are drinking polluted tap water’

https://www.thelocal.fr/20170127/millions-in-rural-france-drink-polluted-tap-water/

Nearly half of Montreal West tap water tests exceeded recommended lead limit in 2018

https://globalnews.ca/news/6261093/montreal-west-safe-water/

Safe water! No Lead!