This report documents the continued investigation by the Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) of heavy metals in packaging, using x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis. The goals of this project were to assess compliance with state toxics in packaging laws by “dollar” and discount retail chain stores; and to identify non-compliant packaging for coordinated action by member states. This project targeted imported flexible polyvinylchloride (PVC) packaging, since two previous TPCH studies showed a propensity for these inexpensive, imported materials to contain restricted metals. A complete report is available on the Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse webiste.
For more information on state toxics in packaging laws, visit the Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse website.
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