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Document ID (ISN)60883
CIS number 93-1419
Year 1961
Convention or series no.
Title Law No.706 of 19 July 1961 concerning the use of white lead in painting [Italy]
Original title L. 19.7.1961, n.706 - Impiego della biacca nella pittura [in Italian]
Bibliographic information In: Zucchetti R., Igiene del lavoro e prevenzione delle malattie professionali, Buffetti Editore, Via Sud Africa 29, 00144 Roma, Italy, 1987 (ISBN 88-19-48201-0, price: ITL 60,000), p.337-340. Also in: Gazzetta ufficiale, 9 Aug. 1961, No.197.
Abstract This law prohibits in general the use in painting and varnishing of lead carbonate (white lead), lead sulfate and other pigments containing these substances. However, white paints with less than 2% Pb content may be used. Further provisions allow some derogations, but the employment of women and minors in the presence of lead carbonate is always prohibited, and special measures are foreseen for the labelling, handling and spraying of these substances, for their use in varnishing, for the provision of work clothes and personal protective equipment, and for the reporting of cases of lead poisoning and for medical surveillance.
Descriptors (primary) paints and varnishes; lead sulfate; Italy; prohibition of use; white lead; painting; lead carbonate
Descriptors (secondary) lead; paint spraying; personal protective equipment; hazard identification; law; notification of occupational diseases; young persons; medical supervision; women
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Safety supervision
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Surface treatment
Inorganic substances