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The National Department of Health is continuing its campaign to remove hazardous lead-based paints from retail shelves in South Africa.  Deryck Spence, executive director of the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA), said Professor Angela Mathee, director of the Medical Research Council’s Environment and Health Research Unit, had advised SAPMA that paint samples were being collected from retailers for laboratory analysis of the lead content.