Media Advisory

Barbara A. Lee, Director

March 1, 2016

Contact: Ben Edokpayi
(916) 322-4799

Video – California Phases In Copper-Free Brake Pads

SACRAMENTO – With Senate Bill 346 a landmark legislation enacted in 2010, California is phasing in regulations that limit the amount of harmful chemicals in brake pads.

With this new law, the amount of copper, lead, hexavalent chromium, mercury and asbestiform fibers in brake pads sold in California will be restricted to zero amounts by 2025. In a new Department of Toxic Substances Control video, major milestones in the introduction of copper-free
brake pads, are highlighted.

View more information on the California Brake Pad law 

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FOR GENERAL INQUIRIES: Contact the Department of Toxic Substances Control by phone at (800) 728-6942 or visit To report illegal handling, discharge, or disposal of hazardous waste, call the Waste Alert Hotline at (800) 698-6942.

The mission of DTSC is to protect California’s people and environment from harmful effects of toxic substances by restoring contaminated properties, enforcing hazardous waste law, reducing hazardous waste generation, and encouraging the manufacture of chemically safer products.