Mercury compounds in Netherlands

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Last Updated: May 7, 2007
Group: Metals
Report Contents
-   Restricted Substances
-   Summary
-   Test Methods
-   Relevant Dates
-   Laws & Regulations
-   Contacts
-   Revision History


In Netherlands, various requirements restricting mercury in products apply:

  1. Mercury in packaging
  2. Mercury in batteries
  3. Mercury in products

  4. Mercury prohibition in electronics

    The Netherlands has implemented two EU directives that impose restrictions on substances in electrical and electronic products. These directives include the RoHS Directive, and Directive 76/769 relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations. Directive 76/769 restricts many chemicals, including asbestos, azo dyes, cadmium, flame retardants, and PCBs and replacements, and such restrictions may apply generally or to specific applications.

    This report discusses the Netherlands implementation of the RoHS Directive. It touches very briefly on the Netherlands legislation imposing restrictions pursuant to Directive 76/769.

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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