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RoHS Restricted Substances

RoHS specifies maximum levels for the following 10 restricted materials. The first six applied to the original RoHS while the last four were added under RoHS 3.

Lead (Pb): < 1000 ppm
Lead is commonly used in the electrical and electronics industry in solder, lead-acid batteries, electronic components, cable sheathing and in the glass of cathode-ray tubes.

Mercury (Hg): < 100 ppm
Mercury is widely used metals in the production of electrical and electronic appliances and is concentrated in batteries, switches and thermostats, and fluorescent lamps.

Cadmium (Cd): < 100 ppm
Cadmium is used in electronic equipment, car batteries, and pigments.

Hexavalent Chromium (Cr VI) < 1000 ppm
While some forms of chromium are non-toxic, Chromium VI can produce toxic effects.

Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB): 1000 ppm
These are flame retardants found in electronic and electrical appliances. They have been found in indoor dust and air through evaporation from plastics.

Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE): < 1000 ppm
These are also flame retardants found in electronic and electrical appliances. Combustion of printed wiring boards release toxic emissions.

Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP): < 1000 ppm
These are used to soften PVC and vinyl insulation on electrical wires.

Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP): < 1000 ppm
These are used to soften PVC and vinyl insulation on electrical wires.

Dibutyl phthalate (DBP): < 1000 ppm
These are used to soften PVC and vinyl insulation on electrical wires.

Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP): < 1000 ppm
These are used to soften PVC and vinyl insulation on electrical wires.