Working Report, 8/2000

Heavy Metals in Packagings - Check Analyses 1999


Content of heavy metal in 50 wine bottles have been analysed in 1998. In the Packaging Directive (94/62) threshold limit values for the sum of the concentration levels of lead, cadmium, mercury and hexavalent chromium have been laid down. During the period from 30 June 1999 to 30 June 2001, the threshold limit value is 250 ppm. The threshold limit of 250 ppm is exceeded in 15 wine bottles. The exceeding of the threshold limit values has merely been assessed on the basis of the lead content.

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