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Lead Exposure Elimination Project

The Lead Exposure Elimination Project (LEEP) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for regulation of lead paint in low-income countries.


LEEP launched in October 2020 with the help of a $60,000 incubation grant by Charity Entrepreneurship.[1]


LEEP prioritizes work in countries where the problem of lead exposure is unusually tractable, neglected, and large-scale, and they currently focus on Malawi as the most promising country given those criteria. LEEP's activities so far have resulted in a commitment by the Malawi Bureau of Standards to implement a ban on lead paint.[2]


A cost-effectiveness analysis by LEEP estimates that their intervention to implement lead paint regulation in Malawi has a cost per disability-adjusted life-year of approximately $14.[3]


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