A new study by an NGO Toxic Links has found that household
dust contains high levels of lead. Lead is linked to health issues mainly in
The NGO sampled dust in 57 households and found that 31
percent of homes contained lead in floor dust, while 14 percent had lead in
"India must legislate the removal of lead from products
such as paints and toys to ensure a healthy future generation," Toxics
Link director Ravi Agarwal, said.
Since leaded petrol
was banned in 2000, lead is now mainly found in toys and paints. It is a toxic
chemical and can cause neurological issues in children.