[ RadSafe ] RoHS restrictions on Pb shielding

Cary Renquist cary.renquist at ezag.com
Wed Mar 9 19:06:50 CST 2011

It looks like it is still pending...  I assume that the additional
exemptions are part of the RoHS2 legislation that I think has been
working its way through EU parliamentary process for at least a year.

I see in this report:
   Review of Directive 2002/95/EC
   (RoHS) Categories 8 and 9
    - Final Report

Manufacturers and Trade Associations have requested many specific
exemptions required for
Categories 8 and 9 only. Those that are similar have been combined and
are listed here as well as
several more general exemption requests which will be considered
Proposed new exemptions specific to Categories 8 and 9
Table 45. Requested new exemptions specific to Categories 8 and 9
<there are a dozen or so items in table 45 that are primarily related to
x-ray shielding/collimation/etc>

Best regards,

Cary Renquist
cary.renquist at ezag.com

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[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Bob Westerdale
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] RoHS restrictions on Pb shielding

I'm trying to locate the portion of the RoHS regulations that contains
exception that allows for the use of Pb in Radiation Shielding in X-Ray 
Our company makes Analytical X-Ray systems, which are currently exempted

from ROHS (Directive 2002/9S/EC) as Control and Measuring Instruments,
but it would appear that this exemption will expire in the next few
 I have not been able to find a formal statement  that would provide a 
exemption for Pb as shielding, 


Bob Westerdale
EDAX, Inc.

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