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Mercury and mercury derivatives

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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
  • EU. Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries & accumulators and waste
    EU. Prohibited Substances (Art. 4) & Labeling Requirements (Art. 21(3)), Directive 2006/66/EC on Batteries and Accumulators, 26 Sept. 2006, as amended by Directive 2018/849/EU, 14 June 2018

    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.

Industrial Emissions Directive
  • EU. IPPC: Annexes V, VI, VIII (2010/75/EU)
    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 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).

  • EU. Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control
    EU. Polluting Substances: Annex II, Directive 2010/75/EU on Industrial Emissions (IPPC), 17 December 2010

    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.

Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive
  • EU. ADN Dangerous Goods Lists, Directive 2008/68/EC
    EU. Dangerous Goods List (ADN, Chap. 3.2, Table A), Directive 2008/68/EC, last amended by Regulation 2019/1243/EU, 25 July 2019

    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).

  • EU. ADR Dangerous Goods Lists, Directive 2008/68/EC
    EU. Dangerous Goods List (ADR, Chap. 3.2, Table A), Directive 2008/68/EC, last amended by Regulation 2019/1243/EU, 25 July 2019

    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).

  • EU. RID Dangerous Goods Lists, Directive 2008/68/EC
    EU. Dangerous Goods List (RID, Chap. 3.2, Table A), Directive 2008/68/EC, last amended by Regulation 2019/1243/EU, 25 July 2019

    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).

Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive
  • EU. Heavy Metals in Packaging Waste.
    EU. Heavy Metals in Packaging and Packaging Waste (Art. 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
  • EU. Pesticides. MRLs (Annexes II, III, IV, VII of 396/2005/EC)
    EU. Pesticides. Maximum Residue Levels: Annexes II, III, IV, VII, Regulation 396/2005/EC, last amended by Regulation 2019/1792/EU, 29 October 2019

    This database contains the minimum 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
  • EU. Pregnant Women Protection (92/85)
    EU. Chemical Agents: Annexes I & II, Dir. 92/85/EEC on Pregnant Workers, 28 November 1992 (updated by table 3 of Annex VI to CLP, 5 Oct 2018)

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

Toy Safety Directive
  • EU. Substances Restricted in Toy
    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. 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
  • EU. Directive 2012/19/EU WEEE Directive, Annex VII
    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 referred to in Article 8(2) of the WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU). It includes entries requiring disposal or recovery in compliance with Directive 2008/98/EC and, for listed WEEE components, provides mandatory treatment measures.

Water Environmental Quality Standards Directive
  • EU. Environmental Quality Standards, Annex I, Part A (2008/105/EC)
    EU. Environmental Quality Standards (EQS) for Priority Substances: Annex I, Part A, Dir 2008/105/EC, 24 Dec 2008, amended by Dir 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.

Water Framework Directive
  • EU. Directive 2000/60/EC, Annex X, Priority Substances, Water Policy
    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.
EU. ADN Dangerous Goods Lists, Directive 2008/68/EC, EU. ADR Dangerous Goods Lists, Directive 2008/68/EC, EU. RID Dangerous Goods Lists, Directive 2008/68/EC
MERCURY COMPOUND, SOLID, N.O.S.
EU. ADN Dangerous Goods Lists, Directive 2008/68/EC, EU. ADR Dangerous Goods Lists, Directive 2008/68/EC, EU. RID Dangerous Goods Lists, Directive 2008/68/EC
Mercury Compounds
EU. Restricted Substances Referred to in Art. 4(1) (Annex II) (ROHS), EU. Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries & accumulators and waste, EU. Directive 2000/60/EC, Annex X, Priority Substances, Water Policy, EU. Environmental Quality Standards, Annex I, Part A (2008/105/EC), EU. Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control, EU. IPPC: Annexes V, VI, VIII (2010/75/EU), EU. Pesticides. MRLs (Annexes II, III, IV, VII of 396/2005/EC), EU. Heavy Metals in Packaging Waste., EU. Exemptions from Art. 4(1) Restrictions (Annexes III & IV) (RoHS), EU. Substances Restricted in Toy
Mercury containing components
EU. Directive 2012/19/EU WEEE Directive, Annex VII
Mercury derivatives
EU. Pregnant Women Protection (92/85)

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