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FOCUS Copper Brake Requirements - Information for Manufacturers

 
Publication number Date Published Date Revised
14-04-034August 2014August 2014
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Author(s) Ian Wesley
Description In 2010, Washington State became the first state in the nation to pass a law reducing the use of toxic material in automotive brake pads and shoes. This law restricts the use of several heavy metals and asbestos, and provides for a phase-out of copper.
Copper is highly toxic to fish and other aquatic species. Young salmon are especially susceptible to the effects of copper. Removing copper and other toxic metals from brake materials will help clean up Puget Sound and other water bodies around the state.

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Keywords Brake Manufacturers, Brakes, brake pads, toxics, fish, streams, Puget Sound, salmon, heavy metals, copper, asbestos, automotive
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