Chrome plating set to be banned over cancer concerns

Article by John Neville on Autocar online spotted by Keith Belcher. More

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Autocar online reports "the EU has proposed a ban from 2024, with other parts of the World - most notably California - following suit. As both are high volume car markets, it is expected to impact substantially on car design unless an alternative material with the same qualities is identified. The ban has been proposed as a result of health issues associated with the creation of hexavalent chromium, which is a known carcinogen" Leading car manufacturers are looking for more sustainable alternatives. Report

Classic car restorations often include re-chroming parts like bumpers so a ban on chrome plating would limit that area of restoration and increase the value of available good quality used chromed parts.