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IPC Urges EU to Incorporate Science In RoHS Recast
Mar 18, 2010
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A new white paper from IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries urges members of the European Union (EU) to ensure that the revised RoHS Directive be scientifically based and fully aligned with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation. Copies of the white paper, titled Recasting the RoHS Directive: An Opportunity to Solidify its Scientific Basis in Support of Comprehensive Environmental Regulation, will be sent to members of the EU Council and members of the EU Parliament’s Environment Committee.

Of the most concern to the electronics industry, IPC said, is an amendment proposed in the EU Parliament that bans all brominated and chlorinated flame retardants, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), chlorinated plasticizers, and three phthalates. IPC said the amendment would weaken the scientific basis of the RoHS Directive and contradict the REACH Regulation, a comprehensive chemicals regulation that is setting a global standard for chemical safety.

"Restricting an entire class of compounds - brominated and chlorinated flame retardants - without a strong scientific basis risks wasting societal resources to develop and implement substitutes and potentially risks unintended consequences associated with alternative substances," said Fern Abrams, IPC director of government relations and environmental policy.

"Fully aligning the RoHS Directive and REACH Regulation would ensure minimal regulatory overlap and affirm the EU’s credibility throughout the world,” said Lee Wilmot, director of environmental health and safety (EHS) at TTM Technologies, and chairman of IPC’s EHS Steering Committee.

The white paper is available at:
http://leadfree.ipc.org/recasting-rohs-directive

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