WHO Publishes Update on the Global Status of the Legal Limits on Lead in Paint

World Health Organization International

The global status of legally binding controls on lead paint is regularly monitored and updated in the WHO Global Health Observatory. An annual report on the Global Status of Lead Paint Laws is one of the activities of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (Lead Paint Alliance). UNEP and WHO serve as the joint Secretariat for this international voluntary initiative which promotes establishing lead paint laws in all countries as one of its key priorities. For the full text and to download the report, click here.

NRT West Inc., dba Coldwell Banker, Settles With EPA Over Claims of Lead-Based Paint Violations in Bay Area

EPA San Francisco, CA

EPA announced a settlement with NRT West Inc. dba Coldwell Banker to resolve claims of ten violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act at seven residential properties in and around the cities of San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Vallejo, California. Acting as the agent for the seller in a real estate transaction, NRT West failed to ensure that the sellers properly disclosed information related to lead-based paint in its sales contracts and will pay a penalty of $35,433. For the full text, click here.