EU to revise RoHS substance restriction law

European commission tables draft legislation to overhaul directive banning certain chemicals in electronics

The European commission has proposed a revision of the EU's controversial RoHS directive banning the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS).

The plans would not immediately add any substances to the list of six currently restricted under the law.  Instead there would be a review to decide whether to ban four further substances:  hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) and the phthalates DEHP, BBP and DBP.

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