High levels of lead in Delhi household dust, reveals study

A study by Toxics Link has revealed alarmingly high levels of lead in household dust in the Capital that may have serious consequences for the health and well-being of its residents. Since leaded petrol was banned in 2000, the findings of the study have indicated an alternative source of the dreaded element -- paints and toys. The study was conducted across 57 households in Delhi that were sampled for levels of lead in floor and windowsill dust.