Lead-tainted products to be phased out Dec. 31

To mark the 10-week countdown to the Dec. 31 phase-out of lead-containing products like paint, toxics watchdog EcoWaste Coalition led a “Zombie Run” at the Quezon City Memorial Circle on Sunday and called on sellers and distributors to rally behind removing lead as a material for some of their products. Kids and teens covered in lead-safe paints were the highlights of Sunday’s activity, which was inspired by the hit US television series “The Walking Dead.” Dubbed the “toxic zombies,” some of participants performed a “Walking Lead” number while the rest ran for “health and safety.”

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