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Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in Health Care

Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in Health Care

Medical devices, Medical equipment’s and many electronics products are complex mixture of various components made up of heavy metals and dangerous chemicals. These chemicals and heavy metals have adverse effect on human health like Cancer, Kidney damage, increase in blood toxic level etc. and environment like Air pollution, Water pollution, food contamination etc. So to prevent this European Commission implemented RoHS directive.

EU RoHS Directives         

• RoHS I - 2002/95/EC (Came into force by 1st July 2006)
• RoHS II- 2011/65/EU (Came into force by 2nd Jan 2013)

This paper covers overview of RoHS, usage of RoHS Substances in Health Care, Various Environmental effects of RoHS Substances, Implications and Benefit of RoHS  particularly for Healthcare and a brief HCL business model support to industries by providing solution.