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Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment

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"Study on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, not regulated by the RoHS Directive."

  • Commissioned by: DG Environment
  • Author: Öko-Institut e.V.
  • Date: October 2007
  • Extract: The study provided the necessary technical support to the Commission services for fulfilling RoHS Article 6 requirements, regarding investigation on other hazardous substances or materials used in electrical and electronic equipment, how they are managed currently as well as possible substitutes and the sustainability (environmental, economic, social) characteristics of these other hazardous substances and possible substitutes.

"Review on production processes of Decabromodiphenyl Ether (DecaBDE) used in polymeric applications in electrical and electronic equipment, and assessment of the availability of potential alternatives to DecaBDE"

  • Commissioned by: DG Environment
  • Author: European Chemicals Bureau (ECB) of the DG Joint Research Centre - IHCP
  • Date: January 2007
  • Extract: In this study the JRC-IHCP-ECB has reviewed the production processes of DecaBDE, in particular its NonaBDE content, and explored the availability of potential DecaBDE alternatives used in polymeric applications for EEE (cost of substitution and life-cycle aspects of alternatives were outside the scope of the study).