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Nepal to introduce lead paint standards

Reducing lead levels is prioritised amid reports children are being hospitalised with delayed cognitive development.

Last Modified: 29 Jun 2013 12:14
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Nepal's government is in the process of making a standard to reduce the amount of lead in paint.

In some paints, levels of lead are 2,000 times higher than international standards.

A local hospital has noticed an increasing number of children with delayed cognitive development – raising suspicions of lead poisoning.

Al Jazeera's Subina Shrestha reports from Kathmandu.

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