The Paint samples were gotten from old houses in areas of Ikorodu, Onipan, Lekki, Berger, Agbado-Ijaye, Lagos Island, Moremi and Makama hall (University of Lagos) and were digested using three different methods, which include
1) Nitric acid and per-chloric acid digestion
2) Nitric acid and hydrogen peroxide digestion
3) Dry ashing digestion using muffle furnace
These methods were compared and was discovered that oil - based paints (gloss paints) has higher concentration of lead than water - based paints (emulsion paints).
Lead is a very poisonous metal and should not be used in paints because of its harmful effect on human lives.
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