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  • March 25, 2024
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CEH Reaches Agreement with Leather Companies to Eliminate Toxic Metal Known as ‘Hex Chrome’

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The Alameda Superior Court recently approved a precedent-setting, industry-wide settlement between the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) and 28 leather footwear and glove companies, including industry leaders like Deckers and Wolverine Worldwide. Under this settlement, the companies have agreed to use only leather that has been sourced from tanneries that have implemented state-of-the-art protocols to ensure the elimination of hexavalent chromium, also known hex chrome, on the surface of the leather.



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