LEAD Action News
LEAD Action News Volume 16 Number 3, june 2016, ISSN 1324-6011
Incorporating Lead Aware Times ( ISSN 1440-4966) and Lead Advisory Service News (ISSN 1440-0561)
The Journal of The LEAD (Lead Education and Abatement Design) Group Inc.
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Victory! The second largest paint company in the world will stop making lead paint by 2020

Media release:

On April 21, 2016, PPG, the second largest paint company in the world, announced that they were going to stop making lead paint by 2020. The announcement was made in response to a question from Perry Gottesfeld, Executive Director of Occupational Knowledge International (www.okInternational.org), who attended the PPG annual shareholder meeting to present a petition signed by over 5,700 people asking them to stop making lead paint.  OK International had been repeatedly asked the company to remove lead additives from its products over the last four years.

“This was a big win to protect public health around the world and now we hope that other U.S. paint companies will follow PPG’s leadership.” Gottesfeld said. Sherwin Williams and Valspar have refused to stop making lead paint and so we are asking you to sign the petition at this link:


There was also this story:


Paint giant PPG announces it will phase lead out of its products by 2020
By Rachel Dissell, Brie Zeltner, The Plain Dealer
on April 22, 2016 at 12:34 PM, updated April 22, 2016 at 12:49 PM



Perry Gottesfeld
Executive Director
OK International
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San Francisco, CA 94118 USA
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