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EU Industry Welcomes Continued Use of PVC in Electronics

2:49 AM MST | December 7, 2010 | Alex Scott

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturers have welcomed a recent ruling by the European Parliament to allow the continued use of PVC without restrictions in electronic goods. The ruling relates to the redrafting of European Union (EU) legislation on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS).   The parliament voted to permit the use of PVC in electronic goods despite a study earlier this year by Swedish NGO International Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec; Gothenburg) stating that PVC is toxic and that it...

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