Scientists have suggested the government use alternative materials – such as heavy metal-free rubber or coconut fibres. Photo: Sam Tsang Scientists have suggested the government use alternative materials – such as heavy metal-free rubber or coconut fibres. Photo: Sam Tsang
Scientists have suggested the government use alternative materials – such as heavy metal-free rubber or coconut fibres. Photo: Sam Tsang

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Scientists have suggested the government use alternative materials – such as heavy metal-free rubber or coconut fibres. Photo: Sam Tsang Scientists have suggested the government use alternative materials – such as heavy metal-free rubber or coconut fibres. Photo: Sam Tsang
Scientists have suggested the government use alternative materials – such as heavy metal-free rubber or coconut fibres. Photo: Sam Tsang
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