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Re: alternatives to cadmium use in plastics and PVC
At 14:44 99-05-27 -0400, you wrote:
>The Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention has received a request from a
>client who is looking for alternatives to using cadmium in plastics and PVC.
>Cadmium is used as a pigment and as a stabliser in these products. Also, if
>anyone has any information on lead and tributyltin in plastic and PVC, it
>also be appreciated.
>We will forward the responses to our client.
>Thank you in advance.
>Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention
>100 Charlotte Street
>Sarnia, ON N7T 4R2
I recently visited Geon-Synergistics, a plastics manufacturer near
Montreal. You could contact M. Pierre Lego who is the Health and Safety
Coordinator at that company. I believe they manufacture cadmium-free
plastics. His phone is : 450-454-3931 ext: 311. His Email is :
Denis Begin, M.Sc.
University of Montreal
Department of Occupational and Environmental Health
PO Box 6128, Main Station
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 3J7