Battery sector warns against hazard label for lithium compounds

Trade associations active in Europe’s burgeoning rechargeable battery industry have urged European Commission officials to reject a recommendation to classify three lithium compounds as toxic to reproduction in line with regulators’ advice.

by Robert Hodgson
An electric car under assembly in Zwickau, Germany, June 2020. Carmakers have warned against classing lithium compounds used in batteries as hazardous. Photo: Jens Schlueter/Getty Images
An electric car under assembly in Zwickau, Germany, June 2020. Carmakers have warned against classing lithium compounds used in batteries as hazardous. Photo: Jens Schlueter/Getty Images

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