ASTM International recently held regional webinars, in Africa and in Latin America / the Caribbean, on standard methods for testing for lead in paint.
Click here to access the Africa presentation, here to access the LAC presentation, and here to access the Zoom recording of the LAC presentation. The content of the Africa and LAC webinars are largely the same, except for region-specific case studies.
The webinars, co-sponsored by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), are a part of a collaboration with the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint, jointly led by UNEP and the World Health Organization (WHO).
The objectives of both webinars were to provide:
- An overview of the importance of internationally accepted standards and the role of standards bodies;
- An overview of the lifecycle of the sampling process including choosing a good laboratory, best practices, and determining proper methods;
- Technical information on sample preparation and testing methods for lead in new paint;
- The opportunity to ask questions of technical experts about specific methods; and
- A series of country case studies about the use of test methods.
Additionally, they aimed to help countries developing or implementing lead paint laws to understand which sample preparation and test methods are appropriate for their situation.
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