27:7-44.16 Findings, declarations relative to road markings containing inorganic arsenic.
1.The Legislature finds and declares that inorganic arsenic is a hazardous substance and is recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration as a human carcinogen; that release of this substance to the environment may lead to contamination of soil and water; that the ingestion or inhalation of soil, water, plant material, or animal tissues contaminated with inorganic arsenic may lead to lung cancer, damage to the nervous system, or, in extreme cases, death from systemic poisoning; that reflective glass beads are used to reflect light when applied to roadway markers; that glass beads which contain more than 100 parts per million inorganic arsenic may represent a danger to workers who handle and apply them and a contamination potential to soil and water surrounding roadways.
The Legislature therefore determines that it is in the public interest to prohibit the manufacture, sale, or use of glass beads containing more than 100 parts per million inorganic arsenic used to reflect light when applied to markings on roadways.
L.2011, c.212, s.1.
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