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Lead in Paint

SAPMA statement on lead paint on playground equipment

14 Aug 2018
The South African Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) (BCF) represents the manufacturers of 90% of the paint and coatings sold in South Africa and neighboring countries. Consumer safety is of the utmost importance to all SAPMA members, and SAPMA members do not sell lead-containing paint for use on playground equipment.
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Lead in painted surfaces: Guide to repainting and removal for DIY

14 Aug 2018
How do I know if there is lead in my previously painted surfaces? In pre-1960 buildings, the wood and metal surfaces may have been decorated with paint containing lead pigments. Lead testing kits are available from some decorating centres and DIY stores. Please refer to s - A Guide on Repainting and Removal for DIY and Professional Painters and Decorators".
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Lead in painted surfaces. Mould and how to beat it

14 Aug 2018
Wet weather can encourage an unwelcome growth to make its home in kitchens, bathrooms and sometimes whole living areas. The culprit is mould, a living plant organism present in soil and dust, which is scattered by air currents or insect movements.
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Do paints contain lead?

14 Aug 2018
Paints supplied for DIY use should not contain any added lead. The Hazardous substance Act is in the process of being amended in line with International standards reducing lead in paint to 90ppm. Consumers must request confirmation from the Paint retailer or supplier that the product they have chosen complies with the new regulations. All paints manufactured in South Africa must comply to the newly amended Hazardous Substance Act and should contain no more than 90ppm of lead.
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TEN YEARS’ IN JAIL FOR LEAD AND METHANOL IN COATINGS PRODUCTS, GOVT WARNS

14 Aug 2018
The government is no longer going to tolerate lead in paint and methanol in thinners – and offenders will face prison sentences of up to 10 years or heavy fines. Noluzuko Gwayi: Senior Policy Advisor (Director), International Chemicals and Waste Cooperation of the Department of Environmental Affairs, issued this stern warning at the recent Coatings for Africa exposition and conference in Sandton.
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THE TRUTH ABOUT LEAD IN PAINT

29 Jan 2016
Lead in Paint
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LEAD IN PAINT – HOW SAFE IS IT

29 Jan 2016
Lead in Paint
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