House Eyes Chemical Bans - 5/22/2009
A new bill recently introduced to the House seeks to restrict manufacturing of electroindustry products with levels of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) greater than 0.1%. The bill, which would amend the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, is meant to address disparities between restrictions in various states.
“Electroindustry” refers to equipment used to transmit, distribute or control electricity, or that uses electrical power for arc welding, electrical motors or generators, among other uses.
Learn more about the bill, known as the Environmental Design of Electrical Equipment Act (EDEE) Act (H.R. 2420), here.
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