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China Blocks UN Resolution to Curb Lead in Paint

China blocked a much-anticipated United Nations resolution to curb lead in paint during last-ditch negotiations at the U.N. Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi. A campaign to phase out lead paint in developing countries was high on the agenda at last week’s global "parliament of the environment." China was the only country on Friday to reject a proposed section to “encourage” governments to adopt anti-lead paint laws. As a result, a broad U.N. resolution to limit chemicals...

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