“Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment” NGO
Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment (AWHHE) NGO joined the International lead poisoning prevention week of action. About 100 organizations from different regions of the world joined the action launched on October 22. The organization's expert, Knarik Grigoryan, made a presentation at the "Green Rights, Violations, Protection" seminar on 23 October. She highlighted the risks of lead poisoning and related rights violations as well as the need to ban lead in paints, as children are most vulnerable to the harmful impact of this heavy metal on their developing body. She also stressed the need to protect the rights of the child to health and a safe environment in Armenia and the need to revise national legislation related to lead-containing paints for household use. As part of the campaign, the organization developed and published a booklet, "Protecting the Health of our Children by Refusing to Use Lead-containing Paints."
This campaign is initiated by the International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN), the World Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The purpose of these actions is to encourage governments to stop lead in paint by 2020.
For more detailed information, please visit to the websites: www.ipen.org; www.ecoaccord.org.
12:54 October 27, 2017