Examples of articles and article parts: ladder, screwdriver, spatula, furniture fittings, taps.

Several of the products sold in retail shops are made of steel. Steel is generally an alloy of iron and carbon, but can also be mixed with a number of other substances to improve the properties of the steel. These may be small amounts of boron, nitrogen, phosphorous, vanadium, nickel, chromium and manganese.

Some of the substances in alloy steel appear on the Candidate List. These include the Candidate List substances chromium trioxide and boric acid, but note that the metals chromium and boron in themselves are not Candidate List substances.

Surface treatments such as coating and gluing of steel and other metal alloys are likely to be among the largest sources of Candidate List substances in metal.

Some of the Candidate List substances you can find in metal:

  • Cadmium and its compounds (CAS Nos. 7440-43-9, 10108-64-2, 1306-19-0, 10124-36-4 / 31119-53-6, 1306-23-6
  • Chromium trioxide (CAS No. 1333-82-0)
  • Potassium hydroxyoctaoxodizincatedichromate(1-) (CAS No: 11103-86-9)
  • Boric acid (CAS No. 10043-35-3)

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Remember that articles may contain more Candidate List substances than those mentioned above.

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Guidelines and reports on metal

Undesirable chemicals in sustainable building