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Mercury and mercury derivatives

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Regulatory context

Here you can find all of the regulations and regulatory lists in which this substance appears, according to the data available to ECHA. This substance has been found in the following regulatory activities (directly, or inheriting the regulatory context of a parent substance):

Batteries Directive
  • Batteries Directive - Prohibitions & Labelling
    EU. Prohibited Substances (Article 4) & Labelling Requirements (Article 21(3)), Directive 2006/66/EC on Batteries and Accumulators, 26 September 2006, as amended by Directive 2018/849/EU, 14 June 2018

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

Industrial Emissions Directive
  • IPPC - Industrial Emissions Directive, Annex II - Polluting Substances
    EU. Polluting Substances: Annex II, Directive 2010/75/EU on Industrial Emissions (IPPC), 17 December 2010

    This list contains the 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.

  • IPPC, Annexes V, VI, VIII - Provisions relating to industrial plants
    EU. Emission Limit Values: Annexes V (combustion plants), VI (waste incineration/co-incineration plants), VIII (TiO2 installations), Dir. 2010/75/EU on Industrial Emissions (IPPC), 17 December 2010

    This list 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).

Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive
  • Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive, Annex I - ADR
    EU. Dangerous Goods List (ADR, Chap. 3.2, Table A), Directive 2008/68/EC, last amended by Directive 2020/1833/EU, 4 December 2020

    This list contains the ADR Dangerous Goods List, as implemented by the European Union's Directive 2008/68/EC. This Directive 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).

  • Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive, Annex II - RID
    EU. Dangerous Goods List (RID, Chap. 3.2, Table A), Directive 2008/68/EC, last amended by Directive 2020/1833/EU, 4 December 2020

    This list contains the RID Dangerous Goods List, as implemented by the European Union's Directive 2008/68/EC. This Directive 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).

  • Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive, Annex III - ADN
    EU. Dangerous Goods List (ADN, Chap. 3.2, Table A), Directive 2008/68/EC, last amended by Directive 2020/1833/EU, 4 December 2020

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

Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive
  • Packaging Waste Directive - Heavy Metals Concentration Level
    EU. Heavy Metals in Packaging and Packaging Waste (Article 11), Directive 94/62/EC, as amended by Directive 2018/852/EU, 14 June 2018

    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.

Pesticide Residues Regulation
  • Annexes II, III, IV, VII - Defined & Temporary Maximum Residue Levels
    EU. Pesticides. Maximum Residue Levels: Annexes II, III, IV, VII, Regulation 396/2005/EC, last amended by Regulation (EU) 2020/1565, 28 October 2020

    This list contains the maximum residue level (MRLs) entries as listed in the following annexes of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 on maximum residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin and amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC: (1) Annex II: Maximum Residue Levels; (2) Annex III: Temporary MRLs; (3) Annex IV: Active Substances for Which No MRLs Are Required; and (4) Annex VII: Active Substance/Product Combinations.

Protection of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Workers Directive
  • Protection of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Workers Directive, Annex I+II
    EU. Chemical Agents: Annexes I & II, Directive 92/85/EEC on Pregnant Workers, 28 November 1992 (updated by table 3 of Annex VI to CLP, 5 October 2018)

    This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of substances to which pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding may not be exposed. Employers are obligated to prevent the exposure of these workers to any agents that may have adverse health effects on either mother or child. The inventory originates from Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP.

RoHS - Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical & Electronic Equipment Directive
  • ROHS - Exemptions from Article 4(1) Restrictions, Annexes III & IV
    EU. Exemptions from Article 4(1) Restrictions (Annexes III & IV), Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS), as amended by 2020/366/EU, 5 March 2020

    This list 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.

  • ROHS Directive - Restricted Substances as per Article 4(1), Annex II
    EU. Restricted Substances Referred to in Article 4(1) (Annex II), Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS), as amended by Directive 2015/863/EU, 4 June 2015

    This list 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 per Art. 4(1) of RoHS, each listed substance includes a maximum concentration value tolerated by weight in homogeneous materials.

Toy Safety Directive
  • Toy Safety Directive - Substances Restricted in Toys
    EU. Substances Restricted in Toys, Directive 2009/48/EC, OJ L 170/1, 30 June 2009, last amended by Directive 2019/1929/EU, 20 November 2019

    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 on toy safety. List entries include substance name, CAS number, limit values for certain product types and, where applicable, notes on restrictions.

WEEE - Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment Directive
  • WEEE Directive - Annex VII - Indicative List of EEE
    EU. Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), Annex VII

    This list contains substances, mixtures and components subject to selective treatment for materials and components of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) referred to in Article 8(2) of the WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU. It includes entries requiring disposal or recovery in compliance with the Waste Directive 2008/98/EC and, for listed WEEE components, provides mandatory treatment measures.

Water Environmental Quality Standards Directive
  • Annex I, Part A - Priority Substances & Pollutants in water
    EU. Environmental Quality Standards (EQS) for Priority Substances: Annex I, Part A, Directive 2008/105/EC, 24 December 2008, amended by Directive 2013/39/EU, 24 August 2013

    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 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy.

Water Framework Directive
  • Water Framework Directive, Annex X - Priority Substances
    EU. Annex X to Directive 2000/60/EC, Priority Substances in the Field of Water Policy, as amended by Directive 2013/39/EU, OJ L 226/1, 24 August 2013

    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.

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Substance names and other identifiers

Regulatory process names
Mercury and mercury derivatives
Other
MERCURY COMPOUND, LIQUID, N.O.S.
Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive, Annex III - ADN, Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive, Annex I - ADR, Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive, Annex II - RID
MERCURY COMPOUND, SOLID, N.O.S.
Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive, Annex III - ADN, Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive, Annex I - ADR, Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive, Annex II - RID
Mercury compounds
source-name.EU-CONSTRUCTION_PROD-ANX_I_3, IPPC - Industrial Emissions Directive, Annex II - Polluting Substances, Annexes II, III, IV, VII - Defined & Temporary Maximum Residue Levels, source-name.EU-PRODUCT_SAFETY-ART_2
Mercury containing components
WEEE Directive - Annex VII - Indicative List of EEE
Mercury derivatives
Protection of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Workers Directive, Annex I+II

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