Mercury in Measuring Devices
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) prepared a restriction report proposing to restrict several mercury containing measuring devices (amongst others sphygmomanometers, thermometers and barometers). This restriction would count for around 1.5% of the current mercury use in the EU. Mercury and its compounds are highly toxic and there is a widely recognized need to further reduce mercury emissions at an EU and global level. ECHA invites interested parties to comment on the restriction report by 24 December 2011.