Restriction of Hazardous Substances

RoHS is acronym to Restriction of Hazardous Substances, which was first adopted by the European Union. RoHS Directive Restricts the use of following six Hazardous Substances in manufacturing process of Electrical and/or Electronic equipments:

  1. Lead (Pb)
  2. Mercury (Hg)
  3. Cadmium (Cd)
  4. Hexavelant Chromium (Cr6+)
  5. Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB)
  6. Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE)

RoHs is linked with WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive, which is a part of legislative initiative to reduce and control the problem of e-waste by setting targets of collection, recycling and recovery of waste electronic goods.

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