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The EU RoHS Directive, which restricts certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, still allows an exemption for copper alloys containing up to 4 percent lead by mass (see 6c, Annex III). However, this exemption actually ends on July 21, 2021, after which no electrical and electronic equipment containing more than 0.1 percent lead in materials would be allowed to be placed on the market in the EU. However, industry representatives have requested that the exemption be

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Since the European End-of-Life Vehicles Directive (Directive 2000/53/EC, also known as the "ELV Directive") was adopted in 2000, it has not changed fundamentally. However, in mid-March 2021, the EU Commission presented a report on the evaluation of the directive, which restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in ELVs (end-of-life vehicles). A renewed public consultation is planned for the second quarter of the year (more information here: https://elv.biois.eu/registration.html). The EU

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Critical Raw Materials (CRM) refers to a new group of basic substances in the IMDS and these will have to be reported from 2022 onwards. The term summarizes raw materials that are of great importance to the EU economy and for which there is a high risk associated with their supply. They are needed for modern and clean technologies and the EU is dependent on individual countries of origin as well as global supply chains. Therefore, in line with the EU's Circular Economy Action Plan and the Green

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California has defined and added to the Proposition 65 list two additional chemicals known to be carcinogens:

  • molybdenum trioxide (CAS No. 1313-27-5)
  • indium tin oxide (CAS No. 50926-11-9)

The basis for the listing was described in a public notice published in the October 9, 2020 issue of the California Regulatory Notice Register (Register 2020, No. 41-Z).

A complete, updated list of Proposition 65 chemicals is available on the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment/OEHHA

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