Safer Products

We are working toward Safer California households, workplaces and products

Limiting Copper in Brake Pads

Brake Pad Legislation

On September 27, 2010, Governor Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill (SB) 346 which will prohibit the sale of automobile brake pads sold in California containing more than trace amounts of copper, certain heavy metals,and asbestos. More details available.

NEW! Approved Testing Certification Agency

On July 21, 2020, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) approved AMECA’s application to be a testing certification agency. More

An interview with Dr. Meredith Williams on DTSC’s Brake Pad Regulations, conducted at our Environmental Chemistry Lab, was aired by KGO ABC 7 on April 12th. 

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