Dark times ahead for Cadmium
There are dark times ahead for Cadmium, which was also beloved of masters including Cézanne, Dali and Bacon.
Cadmium is one of six hazardous substances banned from use in Europe in electrical and electronic equipment
by the RoHS Directive, which was designed to protect human and environmental health. The RoHS Directive recognizes
cadmium as the most hazardous heavy metal; ten times more toxic than mercury or lead. Now the ban involves the
Glass shops based in Murano, the famous Venetian island and, by consequence, the color glass tubes used in the
Neon and Lighting industry.