ISSP [2012] : Best Practices and Policy for Lead Contamination Remediation and Lead Poisoning Prevention in Urban Bangkok Communities

Thai citizens are susceptible to detrimental health problems caused by prolonged exposure to lead-based paint. Our project examined methods available for use in lead poisoning prevention in vulnerable Bangkok communities. By reviewing scientific literature, and conducting interviews with Thai contractors, surveys of teachers, parents, and local community members, and observations of practices at child-care centers, we established appropriate ways to implement a prevention campaign for stakeholders in Bangkok. We presented a set of practical recommendations employing audio, visual, and written media sources. These methods of prevention were given to our sponsor, the Duang Prateep Foundation, an organization known for their leadership programs concerning the welfare of local communities.