polybrominated biphenyls


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The RoHS Compliant Certification rating offers a set of certification guidelines based on the new UL 746R Outline of Investigation for Restricted Use Substances In Polymeric Materials and EU's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive law (2002/95/EC and 2011/65/EU), to ensure plastics are below the legal limits for the following six substances: lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).
The RoHS2 Directive restricts the use of lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) in the manufacturing of certain electrical and electronic equipment sold in the European Union.
1) RoHS Directive: An EU directive on the restriction of the use of lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDE) in electrical and electronic equipment.
Another accidental food contamination event in Michigan in 1973 led to the exposure of more than 4,000 individuals to polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs).
Toxicological Profile for Polybrominated Biphenyls and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers.
WASHINGTON -- A new House bill proposes to prohibit the manufacture after July 1, 2010 of "electroindustry products" that contain lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) above the maximum concentration levels specified in the European Union's RoHS Directive.
WASHINGTON -- A new House bill proposes to prohibit the manufacture after July 1,2010, of "electroindustry products" that contain lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls ("PBBs"), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers ("PBDEs") above the maximum concentration levels specified in the European Union's RoHS Directive.
These new compounds conform to the European RollS directive and contain no hazardous ingredients, and so are free of heavy metals and organic halogen compounds such as polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs).
Four heavy metals--lead, cadmium, mercury and hexavalent chromium--and brominated flame retardants polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) have been banned from all electronic and electrical equipment sold onto the market since that date.
The restriction of Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive limits the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls and two polybrominated diphenyl ethers.
The six substances banned by RoHS include cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers, as well as lead.
The directives also cover mercury, cadmium and hexavalent, as well as limiting polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (flame retardants).