Mercury compounds in European Union

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Last Updated: March 26, 2004
Group: Metals
Report Contents
-   Restricted Substances
-   Summary
-   Test Methods
-   Relevant Dates
-   Laws & Regulations
-   Contacts


In the European Union, legislation has been laid down to restrict the presence of mercury in products. Two Directives include legislative requirements for lead:

  1. Mercury restriction in packaging
  2. Mercury in restriction 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: prohibition (threshold limit: 0.1% by weight)


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