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The Better Brakes Law

Publication number Date Published
11-04-026December 2011
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Author(s) Wesley, Ian
Description In 2010, Washington State passed a law reducing the use of toxic material in automotive brake pads and shoes. This law restricts the use of several heavy metals and asbestos, and provides for a phase-out of copper. This law was the result of a collaborative effort and passed with the support of brake and automobile manufacturers, environmental groups, and Washington state businesses.
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