Robinson, Simon
July 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;7/10/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 27, p11
Trade Publication
The article reports on the substance ban in the European Union (EU). Four heavy metals and two groups of brominated flame retardants are banned because the EU has decided they can pose a direct risk to workers' health when electrical and electronic equipment waste is recycled. The six hazardous substances being banned are the heavy metals lead, cadmium, mercury and hexavalent chromium, as well as two groups of brominated flame retardants, polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers.


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