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The Environmental Protection (Controls on Injurious Substances) (No. 2) Regulations 1993

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Restrictions on the marketing of paints containing cadmium

3.—(1) Except where paragraph (2) applies, no person shall on or after 31st December 1995 place on the market paints CN code numbers 3208 and 3209 if their cadmium content (expressed as Cd metal) exceeds 0.01 per cent by mass.

(2) No person shall on or after 31st December 1995 place on the market paints CN code numbers 3208 and 3209 which have a high zinc content unless the residual concentration of cadmium is as low as possible and in any case does not exceed 0.1 per cent by mass.

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