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Up to 800 million children suffer from lead exposure worldwide


The founding partners are already taking action to protect the world’s most vulnerable children and making steady progress toward improved health and a future free from lead exposure for millions of children across the planet.

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International lead and battery associations join protecting every child’s potential

New York, USA, 1 June 2022 – Four battery associations representing the entire lead battery value chain are joining the Protecting Every Child’s Potential (PECP) initiative, …

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Strategic partnerships to prevent children’s exposure to lead

22 March 2022, GREATER ACCRA – Akosua Mensah, a factory worker at a wet cell recycling plant in the Greater Accra, feeling out of breath, …

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Solving the Mystery of Widespread Lead Poisoning in Georgian Children

Tblisi, Georgia, 3 May 2022 – In 2019, the Republic of Georgia faced a childhood lead poisoning crisis. A national survey had revealed that 41% …

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