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Glossary: RoHS

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Acronym in full: Directive on Restriction of Hazardous Substances

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) was adopted by the EU in 2003 and took effect in 2006. RoHS restricts (with exceptions) the use of six hazardous materials (lead, mercury, cadium, hexavalent chromium, PBB, PBDE) in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment. Similar to WEEE, RoHS is part of a legislative initiative to solve the problem of huge amounts of toxic e-waste.


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