Mercury compounds in Belgium

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Last Updated: May 8, 2007
Group: Metals
Report Contents
-   Restricted Substances
-   Summary
-   Test Methods
-   Relevant Dates
-   Laws & Regulations
-   Contacts
-   Revision History


In Belgium, various requirements restricting mercury in products apply:

  1. Mercury in packaging
  2. Mercury in batteries
  3. Mercury prohibition in electronics

    In Belgium, restrictions applying to chemical constituents of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) are set forth in the Royal Decree of 12 October 2004 regarding the prevention of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, which implements the RoHS Directive. The key provisions of this decree are discussed in this report.

Defined Restrictions:
Packaging: 100 ppm for sum of heavy metals (lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium and cadmium)
Batteries: 0.0005 % (weight), 5 ppm
Electronics: 0.1%


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