Industry challenges proposed antimony review

A phase-out review of antimony trioxide proposed by British MEP Jill Evans as part of a revision of the RoHS directive on toxic substances in electronic equipment is ill-informed because the substance poses no health risks, a trade association has argued.

The International Antimony Association says the substance was cleared by a 2008 EU risk assessment its use in electronic equipment. Earlier this month, Ms Evans said it should be reviewed for a possible ban within four years of the RoHS revision.

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