Mercury compounds in Spain

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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 Spain, various requirements restricting mercury in products apply:

  1. Mercury in packaging
  2. Mercury in batteries

  3. Mercury prohibition in electronics

    In Spain, restrictions applying to chemical constituents of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) are set forth in the Royal Decree 208/2005 dated 25 February 2005 implementing the RoHS and WEEE Directives. The key provisions of the Royal Decree are discussed in this report.

    Spain has also adopted legislation implementing Directive 76/769/EC, which imposes marketing and use restrictions in respect of certain dangerous chemical substances. This legislation is reviewed very briefly below.

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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