Tire Makers Attack California’s Rationale For Proposed Zinc Toxics Listing

July 29, 2021
Tire manufacturers are urging California toxics officials to abandon what they say is a scientifically flawed proposal to list tires containing zinc as priority products under the state’s Safer Consumer Products (SCP) green chemistry program, including its methods for calculating zinc levels in water bodies and assumptions about the origin of zinc in waterways. “We strongly recommend that [the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)] pause work related to zinc in tires to allow time for the state Water Resources...

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