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Europe RoHS Directive

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  Mercury is perhaps the most commonly known of the RoHS hazardous substances. Under RoHS, mercury cannot be present in concentrations of 0.1% by homogenous material in electrical and electronic equipment.   There are a number of exemptions which apply within RoHS, and one of these is the use of mercury in CFLs. This position has been confirmed by the European Committee following a report into their use.   CFLs have been identified as a more efficient method of lighting than tr ...
Major developments in European legislation affecting the electronics industry - what you need to know as a user or producer of electrical and electronic equipment.   If you are a manufacturer and seller of own branded EEE, a reseller under own brand or an importer/exporter of EEE then there are new rules you need to be aware of concerning restricted substances and waste disposal.   On 22nd July 2011, the long-anticipated “RoHS 2” or “RoHS Recast” Directive 201 ...