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Re: Air Bags and Sodium Azide
Hi Becky. Check out the following resources:
Product Stewardship Initiative for the Automotive Industry (Minnesota
Office of Environmental Assistance and Five Winds International):
Automobile Recyclers Association:
(This organization might be able to provide the information you're
"Life-Saving Air Bags Pack Deadly Chemical" (ENN news story,
(The researcher mentioned in the article may be a good source of
U.S. EPA Vehicle Product Stewardship pages:
You might also try contacting Pam O'Rourke (317-232-4464) or Jennifer
Fuller (317-233-2370) of IDEM. I have them listed as contacts for
automobile salvage, and they may be of assistance. You could also
contact Mark Harings of the Wisconsin DNR (715-831-3263). WDNR has
an auto and scrap recycling sector initiative--see
I hope this helps. If you find more information on specific models
and manufacturers, could you share that with me? GLRPPR is
finalizing a topic hub for automobile salvage yards, and this would be
useful information to include.
At 01:31 PM 7/8/2004 -0500, you wrote:
I'm looking for data on the use of
sodium azide in automobile air bags.
I've found that Honda discontinued its use in 1998 but I can't find
information on any other auto manufacturers.
Does anyone know where I can get the information?
Pollution Prevention Specialist
Office of Pollution Prevention
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
1021 North Grand Avenue East
P.O. Box 19276
Springfield, IL 62794-9276
Illinois Waste Management and
Great Lakes Regional Pollution