Working Report, 3/2000

Heavy Metals in Packagings - Check Analyses 1998


Content of heavy metal in 3 metal and 49 glass packagings 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 1998 to 30 June 1999, the sum of the concentrations of the 4 heavy metals must not exceed 600 ppm. During the period from 30 June 1999 to 30 June 2001, the threshold limit value is 250 ppm. The threshold limit value of 600 ppm is exceeded in one glass packaging. The coming threshold limit value of 250 ppm is exceeded in eight glass oackagings.

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