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 Aug 25, 2008 - 09:00 AM - by Michael
* LED Carcinogens

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California's just classified gallium arsenide a carcinogen: ironically, it's one of the components that makes things like LEDs work, and California is trying to standardize on LED lights to replace old incandescent bulbs.

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) of the California Environmental Protection Agency is adding gallium arsenide to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer and hexafluoroacetone, nitrous oxide and vinyl cyclohexene dioxide to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity for the purposes of Proposition 65. The listing of gallium arsenide, hexafluoroacetone, nitrous oxide and vinyl cyclohexene dioxide is effective August 1, 2008.
Expect a mishmash of "disposal regulations" and red tape to follow.
 

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