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Substance Regulatory Obligations

OBL

Mercury

EC number: 231-106-7

CAS number: 7439-97-6

Last updated: 27/05/2020
ECHA Legislation Regulatory Obligations

Regulatory obligations may exist for this substance under the legislations under ECHA’s remit or for which ECHA has delegated tasks (i.e. REACH, CLP, BPR, PIC, CAD / CMD, WFD, and POPs). Please check the substance Infocard.

Atmospheric Pollutants Emission Reductions Directive

EU. Air. Annual Emission Reporting (Annex I, 2016/2284/EU)

The National Emission Ceilings Directive 2016/2284 establishes emission reduction commitments for all EU member states . Annex I contains a list of the pollutants that EU member states must measure and report on as part of the national emission reporting requirements. Table A lists the required annual reporting requirements; Table B lists the optional annual reporting requirements; Table C lists required two- and four-year reporting requirements.

Name CAS Element Expressed As Group Note(s) Reference Reporting Date Table Time Series  
mercury
7439-97-6
Total national emissions by NFR source category
heavy metals
9 Re-submissions due to errors shall be provided within four weeks at the latest and include a clear explanation of the changes made.
Art 8(1)(1) Member States shall prepare and annually update national emission inventories for the pollutants set out in Table A of Annex I, in accordance with the requirements set out therein.
15 February
A Annual emission reporting requirements as referred to in the first subparagraph of Article 8(1)
Annual, from 1990 to reporting year minus 2 (X-2)
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mercury
7439-97-6
National gridded data of emissions by source category (GNFR), Large Point Sources (LPS) by source category (GNFR)
heavy metals
1 Re-submissions due to errors shall be provided within four weeks and include a clear explanation of the changes made.
Art 8(2) Member States shall prepare and update every four years spatially disaggregated national emission inventories and large point source inventories and, every two years, national emission projections for the pollutants set out in Table C of Annex I, in accordance with the requirements set out therein.
1 May
C Reporting requirements on emissions and projections as referred to in Article 8(2)
Every four years for reporting year minus 2 (X-2) as from 2017
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mercury
7439-97-6
Informative Inventory Report
heavy metals
Art 8(3) Member States shall draw up an informative inventory report which shall accompany the national emission inventories and projections referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2, in accordance with the requirements set out in Table D of Annex I.
15 March
D Annual reporting requirements on informative inventory report referred to in Article 8(3)
All years (as indicated in tables A-C)
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Batteries Directive

EU. Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries & accumulators and waste

This database contains use prohibitions of mercury and cadmium above certain thresholds in batteries and accumulators, with certain exceptions. It also captures certain labeling requirements on such products containing mercury, cadmium and lead above specified quantities.

Name CAS Application Name Expressed As Label Label limit Limit Notes  
Mercury
7439-97-6
All batteries, accumulators and button cells, whether or not incorporated into appliances
As mercury
Shall be marked with the chemical symbol for the metal concerned: Hg, Cd or Pb. The symbol indicating the heavy metal content shall be printed beneath the symbol shown in Annex II and shall cover an area of at least one-quarter the size of that symbol.
0.0005 % by weight
0.0005 % by weight
1 Under Article 4 paragraph 2: The prohibition shall not apply to button cells with a mercury content of no more than 2 % by weight until 1 October 2015.
3 Under Art 4 par. 4: As regards button cells for hearing aids (BCFHA), the Commission shall maintain under review the exemption referred to in par. 2 and report to the European Parliament and the Council on the availability of BCFHA which are in compliance with par. 1(a) before 1 Oct 2014. Where lack of availability of BCFHA in compliance with par. 1(a), the Commission shall accompany its report by a proposal with a view to extending the exemption in par. 2 with regard to BCFHA.
4 For further labeling requirements see Article 21 Directive 2006/66/EC
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CAD - Chemical Agents Directive

EU. Worker Protection-Hazardous (98/24)

This list represents a calculated inventory of substances based on the list of harmonized substances contained in Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation (1272/2008/EC). Note that this list is not exhaustive. While the harmonized list covers many hazardous substances, other ones not listed may also meet the classification criteria in accordance with the CLP.

Name CAS
mercury
7439-97-6
Cosmetic Products Regulation

EU. Cosmetics Regulation, Annex II, Prohibited Substances

This list contains substances which are banned from use in any cosmetic products marketed for sale or use in the European Union.

Ref No. Substance Identification Expressed As Product type, body parts Maximum Threshold Restriction(s) Notes  
Name EC Number CAS Molecular formula
221
Mercury
231-106-7
7439-97-6
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted except for those special cases included in Annex V
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EU Ecolabel Regulation

EU. Dangerous Substances - Eco-Labels

This database contains: (1) the list of hazardous substances harmonized for classification and labeling in EU (i.e. Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP Regulation); and (2) the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHC). The EU Ecolabel may not be awarded to substances or mixtures classified as such. Note that this list is not exhaustive. While the harmonized list covers many hazardous substances, other ones not listed may also meet the classification criteria in accordance with the CLP.

Name CAS Restriction(s) Expressed As Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP EU REACH: List of SVHC Physical form Substance Description  
mercury
7439-97-6
yes
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Industrial Emissions Directive

EU. IPPC: Annexes V, VI, VIII (2010/75/EU)

This database contains emission limit values for polluting substances in waste gases and waste water, assigned according to facility type (i.e., combustion plants (Annex V), waste incineration/co-incineration plants (Annex VI), and installations producing titanium dioxide (Annex VIII)), under Directive 2010/75/EU on Industrial Emissions (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control - IPPC).

Name CAS Annex Group Average period Average limit Condition Emission Limit Expressed As fuel Fuel class Industrial plant Part Point Thermal input Water limit Notes  
Mercury
7439-97-6
VI Annex VI (Directive 2010/75/EU) Technical provisions relating to waste incineration plants and waste co-incineration plants
Mercury and its compounds
As mercury
Waste incineration plants and waste co-incineration plants
Part 5 (VI) Emission limit values for discharges of waste water from the cleaning of waste gases
0.03 mg/l
36 Emission limit values for unfiltered samples
39 For technical provisions regarding 'Monitoring of emissions' see Part 6 (Annex VI). For 'Formula to calculate the emission concentration at the standard percentage oxygen concentration' see Part 7 (Annex VI). For 'Assessment of compliance with emission limit values' see Part 8 (Annex VI) Directive 2010/75/EU
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Mercury
7439-97-6
VI Annex VI (Directive 2010/75/EU) Technical provisions relating to waste incineration plants and waste co-incineration plants
Mercury and its compounds
A minimum of 30 minutes and a maximum of 8 hours
0.05 mg/nm3
As mercury
Waste incineration plants
Part 3 (VI) Air emission limit values for waste incineration plants
1.3
21 All emission limit values shall be calculated at a temperature of 273,15 K, a pressure of 101,3 kPa and after correcting for the water vapour content of the waste gases.They are standardised at 11 % oxygen in waste gas except in case of incineration of mineral waste oil as defined in point 3 of Article 3 of Directive 2008/98/EC, when they are standardised at 3 % oxygen, and in the cases referred to in Point 2.7 of Part 6
22 These average values cover also the gaseous and the vapour forms of the relevant heavy metal emissions as well as their compounds
39 For technical provisions regarding 'Monitoring of emissions' see Part 6 (Annex VI). For 'Formula to calculate the emission concentration at the standard percentage oxygen concentration' see Part 7 (Annex VI). For 'Assessment of compliance with emission limit values' see Part 8 (Annex VI) Directive 2010/75/EU
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Mercury
7439-97-6
VI Annex VI (Directive 2010/75/EU) Technical provisions relating to waste incineration plants and waste co-incineration plants
Mercury and its compounds
A minimum of 30 minutes and a maximum of 8 hours
0.05 mg/nm3
As mercury
Cement kilns co-incinerating waste
Part 4 (VI) Determination of air emission limit values for the co-incineration of waste
2.2
22 These average values cover also the gaseous and the vapour forms of the relevant heavy metal emissions as well as their compounds
28 All values are standardised at 10 % oxygen
30 All emission limit values shall be calculated at a temperature of 273,15 K, a pressure of 101,3 kPa and after correcting for the water vapour content of the waste gases
39 For technical provisions regarding 'Monitoring of emissions' see Part 6 (Annex VI). For 'Formula to calculate the emission concentration at the standard percentage oxygen concentration' see Part 7 (Annex VI). For 'Assessment of compliance with emission limit values' see Part 8 (Annex VI) Directive 2010/75/EU
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Mercury
7439-97-6
VI Annex VI (Directive 2010/75/EU) Technical provisions relating to waste incineration plants and waste co-incineration plants
Mercury and its compounds
A minimum of 30 minutes and a maximum of 8 hours
0.05 mg/nm3
As mercury
Solid or liquid
Combustion plants co-incinerating waste
Part 4 (VI) Determination of air emission limit values for the co-incineration of waste
3.3
22 These average values cover also the gaseous and the vapour forms of the relevant heavy metal emissions as well as their compounds
30 All emission limit values shall be calculated at a temperature of 273,15 K, a pressure of 101,3 kPa and after correcting for the water vapour content of the waste gases
34 O2 content 6% for solid fuels and 3% for liquid fuels
39 For technical provisions regarding 'Monitoring of emissions' see Part 6 (Annex VI). For 'Formula to calculate the emission concentration at the standard percentage oxygen concentration' see Part 7 (Annex VI). For 'Assessment of compliance with emission limit values' see Part 8 (Annex VI) Directive 2010/75/EU
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Mercury
7439-97-6
VI Annex VI (Directive 2010/75/EU) Technical provisions relating to waste incineration plants and waste co-incineration plants
Mercury and its compounds
A minimum of 30 minutes and a maximum of 8 hours
0.05 mg/nm3
For waste co-incineration plants in industrial sectors not covered under Points 2 and 3 of this Part (Annex VI, Part 4)
As mercury
Combustion plants co-incinerating waste
Part 4 (VI) Determination of air emission limit values for the co-incineration of waste
4.2
22 These average values cover also the gaseous and the vapour forms of the relevant heavy metal emissions as well as their compounds
30 All emission limit values shall be calculated at a temperature of 273,15 K, a pressure of 101,3 kPa and after correcting for the water vapour content of the waste gases
39 For technical provisions regarding 'Monitoring of emissions' see Part 6 (Annex VI). For 'Formula to calculate the emission concentration at the standard percentage oxygen concentration' see Part 7 (Annex VI). For 'Assessment of compliance with emission limit values' see Part 8 (Annex VI) Directive 2010/75/EU
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EU. Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control

This database contains the list of polluting substances for which emission limit values are assigned under Directive 2010/75/EU on Industrial Emissions (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control - IPPC) . Member states must permit all qualifying facilities in order to ensure that they minimize impact on the environment. The permit issued must provide emission limit values for pollutants on this list.

Name CAS Air Water Annex X of Dir 2000/60/EC
Mercury
7439-97-6
yes
yes
Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive

EU. ADN Dangerous Goods Lists, Directive 2008/68/EC

This database contains the ADN's Dangerous Goods List, as implemented by the EU's Directive 2008/68/EC. This Directive establishes rules for the safe transport of dangerous goods between EU countries by road, rail, and waterway. It applies the European Agreements on the international transport of dangerous goods by road (ADR) and inland waterways (ADN), and the Regulations concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by rail (RID).

Name CAS Class Labels Packing Group UN No. or ID no. Carriage permitted Classification code Equipment required Limited and excepted quantities Number of blue cones/lights Provisions concerning loading, unloading and carriage Ventilation Remarks Special provisions Notes  
Excepted quantities Limited quantities Units Column (11c) Column (11b) Column (11a)
MERCURY
7439-97-6
8
8+6.1
III
2809
CT1
PP
EP
EX
TOX
A
E0
5 kg
0
VE02
365
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MERCURY CONTAINED IN MANUFACTURED ARTICLES
7439-97-6
8
8+6.1
3506
CT3
PP
EP
TOX
A
E0
5 kg
0
VE02
366
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EU. ADR Dangerous Goods Lists, Directive 2008/68/EC

This database contains the ADR's Dangerous Goods List, as implemented by the EU's Directive 2008/68/EC. This Directive establishes rules for the safe transport of dangerous goods between EU countries by road, rail, and waterway. It applies the European Agreements on the international transport of dangerous goods by road (ADR) and inland waterways (ADN), and the Regulations concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by rail (RID).

Name CAS Class Labels Packing Group Packaging UN No. ADR tank Classification code Hazard identification no. Limited and excepted quantities Vehicle for tank carriage Portable tank and bulk containers Special provisions Special provisions for carriage Transport category (Tunnel restriction code) Notes  
Mixed packing provisions Special packing provisions Packing instructions Tank code Special provisions Excepted quantities Limited quantities Unit Instructions Special provisions bulk Loading, unloading & handling Operation Packages Tunnel restriction code Transport category
MERCURY
7439-97-6
8
8+6.1
III
MP15
P800
2809
L4BN
CT1
86
E0
5 kg
AT
365
CV13
CV28
(E)
3
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MERCURY CONTAINED IN MANUFACTURED ARTICLES
7439-97-6
8
8+6.1
MP15
PP90
P003
3506
CT3
E0
5 kg
366
CV13
CV28
PP90
(E)
3
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EU. RID Dangerous Goods Lists, Directive 2008/68/EC

This database contains the RID's Dangerous Goods List, as implemented by the EU's Directive 2008/68/EC. This Directive establishes rules for the safe transport of dangerous goods between EU countries by road, rail, and waterway. It applies the European Agreements on the international transport of dangerous goods by road (ADR) and inland waterways (ADN), and the Regulations concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by rail (RID).

Name CAS Class Labels Packing Group UN No. Classification code Express parcels Hazard identification number RID Tanks Limited and excepted quantities Packaging Portable tanks and bulk containers Transport category Special provisions for carriage Special provisions Notes  
Tank code Special provisions Excepted quantities Units Limited quantities Special packaging provisions Packaging instructions Mixed packing provisions Special provisions Instructions Loading, unloading & handling bulk Packages
MERCURY
7439-97-6
8
8+6.1
III
2809
CT1
CE8
86
L4BN
E0
5 kg
P800
MP15
3
CW13
CW28
365
Details
MERCURY CONTAINED IN MANUFACTURED ARTICLES
7439-97-6
8
8+6.1
3506
CT3
CE11
86
E0
5 kg
PP90
P003
MP15
3
CW13
CW28
366
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OELs - Occupational Exposure Limits - 3rd list

EU. Indicative OELVs - Directive 2009/161/EU

The Community indicative occupational exposure limit values are established as implementation of Council Directive 98/24/EC. In the Annex to Directive 2000/39/EC, the reference to phenol is deleted and the new limit values are included in this Directive. The Directive establishes values for a reference period of eight-hours time weighted average and also for a short term period of 15 minutes for 18 chemical agents.

Name CAS Expressed As Long-term Exposure Limit (LTEL) Values Short-term Exposure Limit (STEL) Values Physical form Skin Designation Miscellaneous Notes  
mg/m3 ppm mg/m3 ppm
Mercury
7439-97-6
0.02 mg/m3
1 During exposure monitoring for mercury and its divalent inorganic compounds, account should be taken of relevant biological monitoring techniques that complement the IOELV.
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Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive

EU. Heavy Metals in Packaging Waste.

This list contains heavy metals subject to use restrictions under Article 11 of the EU Packaging Directive. The concentration of these heavy metals in packaging may not exceed the stated levels. The levels are differentiated between packaging made of glass and other materials.

Name CAS Limit Expressed As  
Mercury
7439-97-6
100 ppm
As the sum of lead, cadmium, mercury, and hexavalent chromium
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Protection of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Workers Directive

EU. Pregnant Women Protection (92/85)

This list contains substances to which pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding may not be exposed. This is only a partial list; employers are obliged to prevent the exposure of these workers to any agents that may cause adverse health effect for either mother or child. This list is generated from hazardous substances listed in Directive 92/85/EEC and from table 3.2 of Annex VI of the CLP.

Name CAS CLP (1272/2008) CMRs ECCAR Directive 2004/37/EC EU_BA PREGW Notes  
Mercury
7439-97-6
Repr. 1B
yes
1 This substance is included in Annex I of Directive 92/85/EEC, the non-exhaustive list of agents, processes and working conditions. For these, the employer must monitor the nature, degree and duration of exposure of workers in order to: assess any risks to the safety or health and any possible effect on the pregnancies or breastfeeding of workers, and decide what measures should be taken.
8 Listed in Annex I, point A.3, ''Chemical agents'', subsection (c).
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Protection of Young People Directive

EU. Young People at Work (94/33)

This list contains biological and chemical agents, in accordance with Art. 7 and points 2 and 3 of the Annex to Directive 94/33/EC, to which young persons (under 18 years of age) may not be exposed at the workplace. The database represents a non-exhaustive list of such substances based on: 1) agents of risk groups 3 and 4 under Directive 2000/54/EC; 2) Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation; 3) and Annex I of Directive 2004/37/EC.

Name CAS EC_YOUNG ECCAR Directive 2004/37/EC EU CLP (1272/2008) EU_BA Directive 2000/54/EC Notes  
mercury
7439-97-6
Repr. 1B; Acute Tox. 2; STOT RE 1
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RoHS - Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical & Electronic Equipment Directive

EU. Exemptions from Art. 4(1) Restrictions (Annexes III & IV) (RoHS)

This database contains the application exemptions listed in Annexes III and IV to RoHS (2011/65/EU). Annex III contains applications exempted from the restriction in Article 4(1), while Annex IV lists applications exempted from the restriction in Article 4(1) specific to medical devices and monitoring and control instruments.

Name CAS Annex Application Begin date Cut-off Expiration Date Expressed As Part Reference Restriction(s) Note(s)  
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps: For general lighting purposes < 30 W
5 mg
12/31/2011
Per burner
1(a)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps: For general lighting purposes < 30 W
01/01/2012
3.5 mg
12/31/2012
Per burner
1(a)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps: For general lighting purposes < 30 W
01/01/2013
2.5 mg
Per burner
1(a)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps: For general lighting purposes ≥ 30 W and < 50 W
5 mg
12/31/2011
Per burner
1(b)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps: For general lighting purposes ≥ 30 W and < 50 W
01/01/2012
3.5 mg
Per burner
1(b)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps: For general lighting purposes ≥ 50 W and < 150 W
5 mg
Per burner
1(c)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps: For general lighting purposes ≥ 150 W
15 mg
Per burner
1(d)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps: For general lighting purposes with circular or square structural shape and tube diameter ≤ 17 mm
12/31/2011
1(e)
No limitation of use until 31 December 2011
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps: For general lighting purposes with circular or square structural shape and tube diameter ≤ 17 mm
01/01/2012
7 mg
Per burner
1(e)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps: For special purposes
5 mg
Per burner
1(f)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps: For general lighting purposes < 30 W with alifetime equal or above 20 000 h
3.5 mg
12/31/2017
Per burner
1(g)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In double-capped linear fluorescent lamps for general lighting purposes: Tri-band phosphor with normal lifetime and a tube diameter < 9 mm (e.g. T2)
5 mg
12/31/2011
Per lamp
2(a)(1)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In double-capped linear fluorescent lamps for general lighting purposes: Tri-band phosphor with normal lifetime and a tube diameter < 9 mm (e.g. T2)
01/01/2012
4 mg
Per lamp
2(a)(1)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In double-capped linear fluorescent lamps for general lighting purposes: Tri-band phosphor with normal lifetime and a tube diameter ≥ 9 mm and ≤ 17 mm (e.g. T5)
5 mg
12/31/2011
Per lamp
2(a)(2)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In double-capped linear fluorescent lamps for general lighting purposes: Tri-band phosphor with normal lifetime and a tube diameter ≥ 9 mm and ≤ 17 mm (e.g. T5)
01/01/2012
3 mg
Per lamp
2(a)(2)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In double-capped linear fluorescent lamps for general lighting purposes: Tri-band phosphor with normal lifetime and a tube diameter > 17 mm and ≤ 28 mm (e.g. T8)
5 mg
12/31/2011
Per lamp
2(a)(3)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In double-capped linear fluorescent lamps for general lighting purposes: Tri-band phosphor with normal lifetime and a tube diameter > 17 mm and ≤ 28 mm (e.g. T8)
01/01/2012
3.5 mg
Per lamp
2(a)(3)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In double-capped linear fluorescent lamps for general lighting purposes: Tri-band phosphor with normal lifetime and a tube diameter > 28 mm (e.g. T12)
5 mg
12/31/2012
Per lamp
2(a)(4)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In double-capped linear fluorescent lamps for general lighting purposes: Tri-band phosphor with normal lifetime and a tube diameter > 28 mm (e.g. T12)
01/01/2013
3.5 mg
Per lamp
2(a)(4)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In double-capped linear fluorescent lamps for general lighting purposes: Tri-band phosphor with long lifetime (≥ 25 000 h)
8 mg
12/31/2011
Per lamp
2(a)(5)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In double-capped linear fluorescent lamps for general lighting purposes: Tri-band phosphor with long lifetime (≥ 25 000 h)
01/01/2012
5 mg
Per lamp
2(a)(5)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In other fluorescent lamps: linear halophosphate lamps with tube > 28 mm (e.g. T10 and T12)
10 mg
04/13/2012
Per lamp
2(b)(1)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In other fluorescent lamps: non-linear halophosphate lamps (all diameters)
15 mg
04/13/2016
Per lamp
2(b)(2)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In other fluorescent lamps: non-linear tri-band phosphor lamps with tube diameter > 17 mm (e.g. T9)
12/31/2011
2(b)(3)
No limitation of use until 31 December 2011
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In other fluorescent lamps: non-linear tri-band phosphor lamps with tube diameter > 17 mm (e.g. T9)
01/01/2012
15 mg
Per lamp
2(b)(3)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In other fluorescent lamps: lamps for other general lighting and special purposes (e.g. induction lamps)
12/31/2011
2(b)(4)
No limitation of use until 31 December 2011
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In other fluorescent lamps: lamps for other general lighting and special purposes (e.g. induction lamps)
01/01/2012
15 mg
Per lamp
2(b)(4)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In cold cathode fluorescent lamps and external electrode fluorescent lamps (CCFL and EEFL) for special purposes: Short length (≤ 500 mm)
12/31/2011
3(a)
No limitation of use until 31 December 2011
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In cold cathode fluorescent lamps and external electrode fluorescent lamps (CCFL and EEFL) for special purposes: Short length (≤ 500 mm)
01/01/2012
3.5 mg
Per lamp
3(a)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In cold cathode fluorescent lamps and external electrode fluorescent lamps (CCFL and EEFL) for special purposes: Medium length (> 500 mm and ≤ 1500 mm)
12/31/2011
3(b)
No limitation of use until 31 December 2011
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In cold cathode fluorescent lamps and external electrode fluorescent lamps (CCFL and EEFL) for special purposes: Medium length (> 500 mm and ≤ 1500 mm)
01/01/2012
5 mg
Per lamp
3(b)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In cold cathode fluorescent lamps and external electrode fluorescent lamps (CCFL and EEFL) for special purposes: Long length (> 1500 mm)
12/31/2011
3(c)
No limitation of use until 31 December 2011
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In cold cathode fluorescent lamps and external electrode fluorescent lamps (CCFL and EEFL) for special purposes: Long length (> 1500 mm)
01/01/2012
13 mg
Per lamp
3(c)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In other low pressure discharge lamps
12/31/2011
4(a)
No limitation of use until 31 December 2011
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In other low pressure discharge lamps
01/01/2012
15 mg
Per lamp
4(a)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In High Pressure Sodium (vapour) lamps for general lighting purposes: in lamps with improved colour rendering index Ra > 60: P ≤ 155 W
12/31/2011
4(b)-I
No limitation of use until 31 December 2011
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In High Pressure Sodium (vapour) lamps for general lighting purposes: in lamps with improved colour rendering index Ra > 60: P ≤ 155 W
01/01/2012
30 mg
Per burner
4(b)-I
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In High Pressure Sodium (vapour) lamps for general lighting purposes: in lamps with improved colour rendering index Ra > 60: 155 W < P ≤ 405 W
12/31/2011
4(b)-II
No limitation of use until 31 December 2011
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In High Pressure Sodium (vapour) lamps for general lighting purposes: in lamps with improved colour rendering index Ra > 60: 155 W < P ≤ 405 W
01/01/2012
40 mg
Per burner
4(b)-II
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In High Pressure Sodium (vapour) lamps for general lighting purposes: in lamps with improved colour rendering index Ra > 60: P > 405 W
12/31/2011
4(b)-III
No limitation of use until 31 December 2011
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In High Pressure Sodium (vapour) lamps for general lighting purposes: in lamps with improved colour rendering index Ra > 60: P > 405 W
01/01/2012
40 mg
Per burner
4(b)-III
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In other High Pressure Sodium (vapour) lamps for general lighting purposes: P ≤ 155 W
12/31/2011
4(c)-I
No limitation of use until 31 December 2011
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In other High Pressure Sodium (vapour) lamps for general lighting purposes: P ≤ 155 W
01/01/2012
25 mg
Per burner
4(c)-I
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In other High Pressure Sodium (vapour) lamps for general lighting purposes: 155 W < P ≤ 405 W
12/31/2011
4(c)-II
No limitation of use until 31 December 2011
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In other High Pressure Sodium (vapour) lamps for general lighting purposes: 155 W < P ≤ 405 W
01/01/2012
30 mg
Per burner
4(c)-II
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In other High Pressure Sodium (vapour) lamps for general lighting purposes: P > 405 W
12/31/2011
4(c)-III
No limitation of use until 31 December 2011
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In other High Pressure Sodium (vapour) lamps for general lighting purposes: P > 405 W
01/01/2012
40 mg
Per burner
4(c)-III
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In High Pressure Mercury (vapour) lamps (HPMV)
04/13/2015
4(d)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In metal halide lamps (MH)
4(e)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In other discharge lamps for special purposes not specifically mentioned in Annex III
4(f)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In hand crafted luminous discharge tubes used for signs, decorative or architectural and specialist lighting and light-artwork for outdoor applications and indoor applications exposed to temperatures below 20 °C
20 mg
12/31/2018
Per electrode pair
4(g)(a)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In hand crafted luminous discharge tubes used for signs, decorative or architectural and specialist lighting and light-artwork for outdoor applications and indoor applications exposed to temperatures below 20 °C
0.3 mg/cm
12/31/2018
Per tube length
4(g)(a)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In hand crafted luminous discharge tubes used for signs, decorative or architectural and specialist lighting and light-artwork for outdoor applications and indoor applications exposed to temperatures below 20 °C
80 mg
12/31/2018
As total
4(g)(a)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In hand crafted luminous discharge tubes used for signs, decorative or architectural and specialist lighting and light-artwork for all other indoor applications
15 mg
12/31/2018
Per electrode pair
4(g)(b)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In hand crafted luminous discharge tubes used for signs, decorative or architectural and specialist lighting and light-artwork for all other indoor applications
0.24 mg/cm
12/31/2018
Per tube length
4(g)(b)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
In hand crafted luminous discharge tubes used for signs, decorative or architectural and specialist lighting and light-artwork for all other indoor applications
80 mg
12/31/2018
As total
4(g)(b)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
III
As a cathode sputtering inhibitor in DC plasma displays
30 mg
07/01/2010
Per display
36
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
IV
Equipment utilising or detecting ionising radiation: In detectors for ionising radiation
1
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
IV
Sensors, detectors and electrodes: In infra-red light detectors
1c
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
IV
Sensors, detectors and electrodes: In reference electrodes: low chloride mercury chloride, mercury sulphate and mercury oxide
1d
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
IV
In very high accuracy capacitance and loss measurement bridges and in high frequency RF switches and relays in monitoring and control instruments
20 mg
Per switch or relay
16
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
IV
In cold cathode fluorescent lamps for back-lighting liquid crystal displays, used in industrial monitoring and control instruments placed on the market before 22 July 2017
5 mg
07/21/2024
Per lamp
35
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
IV
In electric rotating connectors used in intravascular ultrasound imaging systems capable of high operating frequency (> 50 MHz) modes of operation
06/30/2019
42
Details

EU. Restricted Substances Referred to in Art. 4(1) (Annex II) (ROHS)

This database contains the substances listed in Annex II to the Directive on the restriction of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (ROHS - 2011/65/EU). Restricted pursuant to Art. 4(1) of ROHS, each listed substance includes a maximum concentration value tolerated by weight in homogeneous materials.

Name CAS Max Conc % wt Notes
Mercury
7439-97-6
0.1 %wt
1 See Full Text for exemptions and other information.
Safety and/or Health Signs at Work Directive

EU. Workplace Signs

This directive requires employers to ensure proper signage is posted in areas where hazards cannot be avoided or reduced. The annexes to this directive provide detailed information about the minimum requirements for all safety and health signs. According to the annexes to the directive, storage areas and containers containing chemical substances or mixtures that are classified as hazardous according to the CLP Regulation (1272/2008/EC) must be marked and/or labeled.

Name EC Number CAS Index Sustance Description Danger Symbols Restriction Physical form  
mercury
231-106-7
7439-97-6
080-001-00-0
Skull and crossbones
Health hazard
Details
Toy Safety Directive

EU. Substances Restricted in Toy

This list contains substances whose use in toys is restricted in the European Union in accordance with points 8 and 13, Part III, and Appendices A and C of Annex II (Particular Safety Requirements) to Directive 2009/48/EC. List entries include substance name, CAS number, limit values for certain product types and, where applicable, notes on restrictions.

Name CAS Application Name Expressed As Content limit Emission Limit Restriction(s) SML Notes  
Mercury
7439-97-6
Dry, brittle, powder-like or pliable toy material
As mercury
Banned if exceeded the migration limit (without prejudice to points 3, 4 and 5, Part III, Annex II)
7.5 mg/kg
Point 13, Part III, Annex II
These limit values shall not apply to toys or components of toys which, due to their accessibility, function, volume or mass, clearly exclude any hazard due to sucking, licking, swallowing or prolonged contact with skin when used as specified in the first subparagraph of Article 10(2)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
Liquid or sticky toy material
As mercury
Banned if exceeded the migration limit (without prejudice to points 3, 4 and 5, Part III, Annex II)
1.9 mg/kg
Point 13, Part III, Annex II
These limit values shall not apply to toys or components of toys which, due to their accessibility, function, volume or mass, clearly exclude any hazard due to sucking, licking, swallowing or prolonged contact with skin when used as specified in the first subparagraph of Article 10(2)
Details
Mercury
7439-97-6
Scraped-off toy material
As mercury
Banned if exceeded the migration limit (without prejudice to points 3, 4 and 5, Part III, Annex II)
94 mg/kg
Point 13, Part III, Annex II
These limit values shall not apply to toys or components of toys which, due to their accessibility, function, volume or mass, clearly exclude any hazard due to sucking, licking, swallowing or prolonged contact with skin when used as specified in the first subparagraph of Article 10(2)
Details
Water Environmental Quality Standards Directive

EU. Environmental Quality Standards, Annex I, Part A (2008/105/EC)

This list contains environmental quality standards (EQS), including annual averages and maximum allowable concentrations, for priority substances and certain other pollutants as provided for in Article 16 of Directive 2000/60/EC.

Name CAS NO AA-EQS Inland AA-EQS Other MAC-EQS Inland MAC-EQS Other EQS Biota Calculation Basis Notes  
Mercury
7439-97-6
21
0.07 µg/l
0.07 µg/l
20 µg/kg
12 Unless otherwise specified, the EQS parameter expressed as an annual average value (AA-EQS) applies to the total concentration of all isomers.
13 Inland surface waters encompass rivers and lakes and related artificial or heavily modified water bodies.
17 Unless otherwise indicated, the biota EQS relate to fish. An alternative biota taxon, or another matrix, may be monitored instead, as long as the EQS applied provides an equivalent level of protection.
Details
Water for Human Consumption Directive

EU. Quality Criteria for Water for Human Consumption (Dir. 98/83/EC)

The Drinking Water Directive (Council Directive 98/83/EC) concerns the quality of water intended for human consumption. Its objective is to protect human health from adverse effects of any contamination of water intended for human consumption by ensuring that it is wholesome and clean.

Name CAS Application Name Expressed As Maximum Threshold Minimum Threshold Part Qualifier(s) Restriction(s) Notes  
Mercury
7439-97-6
Drinking water
1 μg/l
B Part B - Chemical parameters
Details
Water Framework Directive

EU. Directive 2000/60/EC, Annex X, Priority Substances, Water Policy

This list contains substances identified as priority substances that are targeted for reduction and eventual removal from waste water discharge. The list includes 'priority hazardous substances' which are subject to special restrictions.

Name EC Number CAS Priority Group Notes  
Mercury
231-106-7
7439-97-6
yes
Details
WFD - Waste Framework Directive

EU. Hazardous Waste Properties: Annex III (2008/98/EC)

This database contains substances that have been assigned hazard property (HP) waste codes 1-15, as defined in terms of the hazard class & category, hazard (H) statement, and/or concentration limits provided in Annex III of the Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC). The classifications of the substances listed in the database are based on their harmonized classifications per Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation (1272/2008/EC).

Name EC Number CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) HP Code Index
mercury
231-106-7
7439-97-6
Repr. 1B
Acute Tox. 2
STOT RE 1
Aquatic Acute 1
Aquatic Chronic 1
HP10 Toxic for reproduction: waste which has adverse effects on sexual function and fertility in adult males and females, as well as developmental toxicity in the offspring.
HP6 Acute Toxicity: waste which can cause acute toxic effects following oral or dermal administration, or inhalation exposure.
HP5 Specific Target Organ Toxicity (STOT)/Aspiration Toxicity: waste which can cause specific target organ toxicity either from a single or repeated exposure, or which cause acute toxic effects following aspiration.
HP14 Ecotoxic: waste which presents or may present immediate or delayed risks for one or more sectors of the environment.
080-001-00-0

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