Lead in Paint Articles

  • Burundi leads the world in renewable energy use — and other fascinating facts about population, environment and energy

    Good news: more people across the globe have improved access to safe water and sanitation. Bad news: air quality is a growing problem in lower-income countries. The Population Reference Bureau’s 2016 World Population Data Sheet, released in August, offers valuable insights into not only current and projected ...


    By Ensia

  • Together we can get the lead out

    If there is one lesson to be learned from the Flint crisis, it is this: Our communities will be safer in the long run with no lead pipes in the ground. That’s why the board of the American Water Works Association – recognizing our first core principle is the protection of public health -- voted unanimously on March 7 to forge on a path toward the removal of all lead service lines. ...

  • Case study - Paint booth over spray

    OVERVIEW A major automotive component supplier needed to control the emissions from its paint spray process. The plant emissions had characteristics common to many paint spray plants: high air flow, low volatile organic compound (VOC) concentration and particulate. The company needed an emission control solution that had low operating costs and that could also fit in their limited ...

  • What `The Three Stooges` Teach Us About Safety

    If you grew up watching the Three Stooges, chances are you're familiar with their physical humor – over exaggerated and slapstick comedy. In almost every episode, Moe, Larry, and Curly (Stooges) played the roles of blue-collar laborers. From construction and plumbing to painting and welding, the Stooges did it all. Of course things never went as planned for the ...


    By EHS Insight

  • ROTAN ED for the Painting Industry

    Guangzhou Strong Chemical Co., Ltd is one of the leading Chinese producers of automotive refinish coating material. The company specializes in automotive refinish and ancillary materials. Annual production capacity of automotive refinish and ancillary material is 13,000 metric tons. Guangzhou Strong Chemical Co., Ltd. has used the ROTAN ED pumps successfully since March 2014 and some of the ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • S. Dyrup & Co. A leading paint manufacturer

    One of Europe’s leading paint manufacturers inaugurates new facility: S. Dyrup & Co. select magnetically coupled ROTAN pumps. The summer of 1998 – S. Dyrup & Co., one of Europe’s leading producers of paint and lacquers, installs an advanced plant for manufacturing solvent based paint and wood preservative. ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • ROTAN ED for the Painting Industry - Another Case Story from DESMI

    Guangzhou Strong Chemical Co., Ltd is one of the leading Chinese producers of automotive refinish coating material. The company specializes in automotive refinish and ancillary materials. Annual production capacity of automotive refinish and ancillary material is 13,000 metric tons. Guangzhou Strong Chemical Co., Ltd. has used the ROTAN® ED pumps successfully since March 2014 and some of the ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Think health as well as safety

    Lee Calver of Workplace Law writes about how the HSE is making sure that the construction industry ‘thinks health’ as well as safety’. Not many weeks pass without the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) releasing new research or detailing ...


    By Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

  • Analysis of Lead in Toys

    Important and always current is the analysis of lead in toys for children. Details about the effective sample comminution with FRITSCH Mills. Lead is a toxic heavy metal. Approx. 90 % of the incorporated lead is deposited in the bones and the teeth. Because lead is released very slowly, it will be accumulated over the time in the body. This is dangerous especially for children.  The European ...


    By Fritsch Milling and Sizing

  • S. Dyrup & Co. selects magnetically coupled ROTAN® pumps

    S. Dyrup & Co. selects magnetically coupled ROTAN® pumps One of Europe’s leading paint manufacturers inaugurates new facility: S. Dyrup & Co. select magnetically coupled ROTAN pumps. The summer of 1998 – S. Dyrup & Co., one of Euro-pe’s leading producers of paint and lacquers, installs an advanced plant for manufacturing solvent based paint ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Paints Regulation in the US and GCC

    Keeping track of paints and coatings regulations in the US and the Middle East can prove to be a complex task The global paints and coatings industry generates upwards of $100bn in annual revenue by some estimates. In terms of production, the US is the global leader, with five of the world’s top ten manufacturers based there, according to coatingsworld.com: PPG Industries, ...


    By 3E Company

  • Asian Paints minimizes environmental impact and maximizes new operational efficiencies

    Asian Paints Ltd. operates in 22 countries around the world. It maintains 27 paint manufacturing facilities and serves consumers in 65 countries. As a truly global enterprise, Asian Paints is aware of the impact its operations have on the environment and is strongly committed to following the latest best practices for “green productivity.” Specifically, the company is working to ...


    By IHS

  • A Potential New Health Risk From Lead in Used Consumer Products Purchased in the United States

    The Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, both enacted in 2008, were intended to protect children from exposure to lead by setting federal limits on lead content. Neither of these federal actions, however, addresses a newly recognized pathway of exposure to lead from the use of used consumer products in the home. In the study described in this ...

  • Lead Paint: The EPA’s New Rule

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule, issued in 2008, was to take formal (enforceable) effect on April 22, 2010. However, due to difficulties with compliance, the EPA has extended this deadline to December 30, 2010. This rule mandates a number of specific practices for contractors to mitigate the health hazards associated with disturbance ...


  • Painting an ever-greener picture in car production

    The announcement earlier this year that BMW Group is investing a further £100 million to increase production at its Oxford plant is good news for those buyers who have been waiting around three months to get their hands on the steering wheel of the legendary new MINI. In the paint shop, this poses a special challenge – how do you reconcile the demands of more throughput, less maintenance downtime ...

  • Occupational exposures to lead-based paint in structural steel demolition and residential renovation work

    Occupational exposures to lead are characterised for a number of different lead-based paint abatement techniques in two work settings: residential renovation and structural steel demolition. Exposure levels reported during heavy structural steel demolition work involving acetylene torch cutting, welding, and abrasive blasting can be more than 100 times greater than the permissible exposure limit ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The consumer product safety commission and nanotechnology

    During the fall of 2007, many Americans faced a hazard in their products that had been banned for 30 years—lead. As millions of children’s toys were recalled, it became clear that government oversight had failed, and that the agency primarily responsible for the oversight of these toys— the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)—was stretched too thin from years of neglect, underfunding and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Protecting American children from lead-based paint hazards

    EPA is issuing a final rule under the authority of section 402(c)(3) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to address leadbased paint hazards created by renovation, repair, and painting activities that disturb lead-based paint in target housing and childoccupied facilities. ‘‘Target housing’’ is defined in TSCA section 401 as any housing constructed before 1978, except housing for the ...

  • Case study - Paint spray

    Problem A major automotive component supplier needed to control the emissions from its paint spray process. The plant emissions had characteristics common to many paint spray plants: high air flow, low volatile organic compound (VOC) concentration and particulate. The company needed an emission control solution that had low operating costs and that could also fit in their limited space. ...

  • Case study - Paint mixing

    Overview A company involved in the automotive aftermarket had a paint batch mixing and filling operation that used primers and fillers. They were faced with installing air pollution control equipment to handle the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by the solvents used in their processes. An independent consultant had determined that total exhaust volume from the facility was ...

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