Mercury compounds in France

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Last Updated: May 8, 2007
Group: Metals
Report Contents
-   Restricted Substances
-   Summary
-   Test Methods
-   Relevant Dates
-   Key Documents
-   Other Documents
-   Contacts
-   Revision History


In France, various requirements restricting mercury in products apply:

  1. Mercury in packaging
  2. Mercury in batteries

  3. Mercury prohibition in electronics

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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