European Commission ends use of mercury in lamps


Under EU rules restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, electronics that contain mercury cannot be placed on the market. Most of these exemptions for general lighting will be discontinued as assessments conducted by the Commission since 2016 concluded that safe, mercury-free alternatives are widely available for fluorescent lamps. The new rules aim to increase the protection of health and the environment from this hazardous substance, as well as boost innovation and promote cleaner products. Read more.

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