It is reported that Norway requires a ban on the use of certain harmful substances in consumer products（ PoHS:Prohibition on Certain hazardous substances in consumer products) is proposed to be adopted on December 15, 2007 and will take effect on January 1, 2008.
The ban will be abbreviated to POHS for your reference. "POHS" is similar to the European ROHS directive in appearance, and this new standard covers a larger area than RoHS. It covers almost all consumer goods (with a few exceptions). Although the legislation only applies to Norway, it is undoubtedly likely to become the "RoHS" standard for electrical and electronic products exported to Europe. Because very few companies produce a specific product for a single market, unless you don't plan to sell it to Norway.
POHS includes not only electronic and electrical consumer goods, but also clothes, bags, buildings, toys, etc. The new regulation proposes to limit 18 substances, only 2 of which (lead and cadmium) are contained in the EU ROHS directive, and 16 substances are prohibited from use.
18 substances are listed as follows:
1. Hbcdd: hexabromocyclododecane
2. TBBPA: tetrabromobisphenol A
3、 C14-C17 MCCP:14-17 Carbochlorinated paraffin
4. As: Arsenic and its compounds
5. Pb: lead and its compounds
6. CD: cadmium and its compounds
7. TBT: tributyltin
8. TPT: triphenyltin
9. DEHP: Dihexyl phthalate
10. Pentachlorophenol: pentachlorophenol
11. Musk xylene
12. Musk ketone: musk
13. Dtdmac: bis (hydrogenated tallow alkyl) dimethylamine chloride
14. DODMAC / dsdmac: Distearyl dimethylamine chloride
15. Dhtdmac: dimethylamine chloride
16. Bisphenol A (BPA): bisphenol A, i.e. bisphenol propane
17. PFOA: ammonium perfluorooctate
18. Triclosan: triclosan, i.e. trichlorohydroxydiphenyl ether