EPA Steps Up Oversight Of Cadmium, Lead Substitutes

Law360, New York (July 24, 2012, 6:03 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday stepped up regulation of a pair of potentially hazardous chemicals frequently used by manufacturers as a substitute for dangerous lead and cadmium in pigments, requiring that any proposed new uses for the chemicals be reviewed by the agency.

The EPA finalized a significant new use rule for the pigment, plastic and food additives known as “rutile, tin zinc, calcium-doped” and “rutile, tin zinc, sodium-doped,” requiring that anyone who intends to manufacture, import or process either substance in a significantly...
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