As part of the efforts to introduce a new fertilizer legislation, the European Commission proposed introducing limits to cadmium and other heavy metals. Cadmium limits would be introduced on a progressive basis, initially set at 60 mg/kg P2O5 and gradually tightened 20 mg/kg P2O5, thereby giving industry (and consumers) sufficient time to implement changes and adjust to the changes. Since being proposed, heavy metals limits have been backed by the European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Safety (ENVI) and the wider European Parliament.