Sign the Petition and Tell Major Paint Companies to Stop Using Lead
This comes to us via Change.org and is a cause is worthy of your attention:
We are contacting you to request your help in circulating a petition to get Sherwin-Williams and PPG (the second and third largest paint companies) to agree to stop making and selling lead paint around the world.
Despite our attempts at dialogue over the years, neither company has agreed to stop making lead paint ?– although PPG has indicated that they will no longer make lead paint for decorative/architectural applications.
A third company, AkzoNobel (the world's largest paint manufacturer based in the Netherlands) voluntarily agreed in 2011 to stop the use of lead additives in all products.
These U.S. companies still using lead are operating in more than 50 countries around the world ?– most of which have no regulations on the use of lead additives in paints and coatings. I hope that you will be able to join in our demand for greater corporate social responsibility and sign the petition to help eliminate the use of lead paint.