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Global Lead Network: Lead Poisoning Prevention: A Plan for Action

Lead Poisoning Prevention: A Plan for Action

  1. International Action for Lead Poisoning Prevention Is Needed Now
    • Lead Poisoning Is a Global Problem
    • Prevention Is the Only Solution to Lead Poisoning
    • Lead Poisoning Is a Completely Preventable Disease
  2. Lead Poisoning Prevention Benefits Society in Many Ways
    • Lead Poisoning Prevention Is a Vital Component of Sustainability
      • Protects generations of children
      • Increases quality of life and productivity
      • Reduces societal costs
      • Generates other substantial and diverse economic benefits, including jobs creation
      • Institutionalizes an interdisciplinary approach to decision making
      • Promotes government leadership
      • Helps create sustainable communities
      • Decreases environmental contamination
      • Advances other environmental goals
    • Lead Poisoning Prevention Advances the Goals of the Post-Rio Order
      • Advances the Goals of Agenda 21
      • Fulfills international commitments
  3. Prevention Efforts Must be Based on Six Principles for Action
    • Prevention
    • Interdisciplinary Approach
    • Coordination at All Levels: International, Regional, National and Local
    • Public Awareness and Community Involvement
    • Priority-Based Approach
    • Life Cycle Management
  4. Initial Steps for Action
    • Expeditiously Complete the Worldwide Phase-out of Leaded Gasoline
    • Assess the Problem
    • Set Priorities
    • Raise Public Awareness
  5. Who Must Act: Implementing Lead Poisoning Prevention Strategies
    • National Governments: Leaders in Policy Development and Implementation
    • International/Regional Organizations: Developing International Strategies and Supporting National Efforts
    • Local (State/Provincial and Municipal/Local) Governments: Planning and Implementing Community-Based Programs
    • Nongovernmental and Community-Based Organizations: Partners in Prevention
    • The Private Sector: Filling the Gaps

Source: Alliance To End Childhood Lead Poisoning, International Action Plan for Preventing Lead Poisoning (2001)