DETROIT ā€“ An effort at General Motors Corp. to eliminate heavy metals, such as mercury and lead, from its vehicles is nearly complete. GM has nearly eliminated all heavy metals from its vehicles. The achievement comes roughly a decade after the auto maker started a concerted effort to shed environmentally unfriendly materials from its cars and trucks. GM has phased out major applications for mercury, lead and cadmium and intends to eliminate hexavalent chromium from its new ...

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