Austria to limit PAHs in clay pigeons

The Austrian government has notified the European Commission of plans to cut the permitted level of polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in clay pigeons. Manufacture and marketing of clay pigeons containing more than 10mg/kg dry weight of PAHs will be banned from 1 March 2003, and their use six months later. The decision is aimed at avoiding soil contamination caused by the shooting of 300 tonnes of clay pigeons a year, scattering some six tonnes of PAHs over ranges. European Commission communication.

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