The Caribbean Workshop on the Establishment of Legal Limits on Lead in Paint took place on 1 December 2017 in Kingston, Jamaica. The main objectives of the workshop were to raise awareness of the dangers of lead exposure from paint and to facilitate discussions about how to establish legal limits on lead paint and potential next steps in Jamaica and the Caribbean region. In total, 38 people participated in the workshop, representing more than 20 organizations and agencies from the public, private, and civil sectors.
The workshop was cosponsored by the UN Environment Office for Latin America and the Caribbean and the Office for North America. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), the Chair of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (Lead Paint Alliance), and the American Bar Association (ABA) and ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ROLI) assisted with planning and implementation of the workshop.
Questions for Discussion
Angela Bandemehr, US Environmental Protection Agency
Dr. Kam Mung, PAHO Jamaica
Sofia Chavez, IPEN/Mexico
Jay Monteverde, ABA Rule of Law Initiative
Patrick Huber, US EPA
Vasco Duke Hernández