Making the case for a ban on mercury lamps

Types: Letter
Published: 19 December 2019
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Fluorescent lamps containing mercury have been the subject of a lengthy dispute between a handful of companies, campaigners and EU institutions. Despite increasing evidence of their negative impact on the environment, mercury-added light bulbs continue to be sold across Europe against the advice of the European Commission’s own experts and the United Nations.

On December 19, we wrote to EU officials to call for an immediate ban under the EU’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive.

In addition to the letter, get the full story here  or check out the latest evidence in favour of a ban.