Substance Information

NB: Registration status and tonnage

  • The REACH Registered substance portal was updated on 9th November 2020; the REACH registered factsheets were further updated on 21st December 2020. Details of the improvements can be found at Dissemination Platform Updates. Reprocessing the entire dataset is ongoing since 21 December 2020. ECHA is making all possible efforts to synchronise the registration status and tonnage with the shortest delay.
  • While reprocessing is ongoing please note that substances whose registration dossiers are not yet processed can incorrectly state in the Infocard that they are not registered under REACH. In these cases if there is a link to a REACH registered substance factsheet then the substance IS registered. The correct total tonnage band can be found in the factsheet(s) for the substance.

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Chromium (VI) compounds

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Regulatory context

Here you can find all of the regulations and regulatory lists in which this substance appears, according to the data available to ECHA. This substance has been found in the following regulatory activities (directly, or inheriting the regulatory context of a parent substance):

Region Legislation Long-term Exposure Limit (LTEL) Values Short-term Exposure Limit (STEL) Values Skin Designation Dermal Sensitization Respiratory Sensitization Work Sector Effective Date Expiration Date Miscellaneous Notes
mg/m3 ppm f/ml mg/m3 ppm f/ml
European Union CMD - Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive 0.025 Welding or plasma cutting processes or similar work processes that generate fume 17 January 2025
European Union CMD - Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive 0.01 17 January 2025 3
European Union CMD - Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive 0.005 17 January 2025 3
CMD - Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive
  • CMD - Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive, Annex III - OELVs
    EU. OELs for Certain Carcinogens & Mutagens: Annex III, Directive 2004/37/EC (CMD), as amended by Directive 2019/983/EU, 20 June 2019

    This list contains occupational exposure limit values (OELs) for carcinogens and mutagens pursuant to Annex III of Directive 2004/37/EC (CMD). Employers are obligated to minimize worker exposure to these agents in so far as possible, and must arrange for medical surveillance of workers exposed to these substances.

Construction Products Regulation
  • Construction Product Regulation - Annex I (3) - Hazardous Substances
    EU. Hazardous Substances for Purposes of Annex I (3) (Requirements for Construction Works), Regulation 305/2011/EU on Marketing of Construction Products, amended by Regulation 574/2014/EU, 28 May 2014

    This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of substances taken from: (1) Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP; (2) the Candidate List of SVHCs; (3) Annex XIV of REACH (Authorisation List); (4) Annex XVII of REACH (Restrictions List); (5) F-gases subject to emission limits/reporting per Regulation 517/2014/EU; and (6) volatile organic compounds (VOCs) listed in the Ambient Air Directive 2008/50/EC. The basis of the list is Annex I(3) of the Construction Products Regulation 305/2011/EC, which stipulates that construction works must not have a high impact on human health or the environment as a result of: giving off toxic gas; emissions of dangerous substances, volatile organic compounds (VOC), greenhouse gases or dangerous particles into indoor or outdoor air; release of dangerous substances into drinking water, ground water, marine waters, surface waters or soil.

End-of-Life Vehicles Directive
  • End-of-Life Vehicles Directive - General Use Exemptions
    EU. General Use Exemptions from Article 4(2)(a) (Annex II), Directive 2000/53/EC on End-of-Life Vehicles, as amended by Directive 2020/363/EU, 5 March 2020

    This list contains the Annex II material and component general use exemptions that apply to the substances prohibited from use in the manufacture of automobiles under Art. 4(2)(a) of the ELV Directive.

  • End-of-Life Vehicles Directive - Specific Use Exemptions
    EU. Specific Use Exemptions from Article 4(2)(a) (Annex II), Directive 2000/53/EC on End-of-Life Vehicles, as amended by Directive 2020/363/EU, 5 March 2020

    This list contains the specific Annex II material and component use exemptions for the substances prohibited from use in the manufacture of automobiles under Art. 4(2)(a) of the ELV Directive.

General Product Safety Directive
  • General Product Safety Directive - Hazardous Substances
    EU. Hazardous Substances for Purposes of General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC), 15 January 2002, amended by Reg 596/2009/EC, 18 July 2009

    This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of substances that fall within the European Union's hazardous substance definitions, as provided on: (1) Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation 1272/2008/EC; (2) Annex III of Directive 2000/54/EC (Biological Agents); Candidate List of SVHCs; and REACH Annexes XIV and XVII (Authorisation and Restriction lists). They can be considered hazardous for purposes of the General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC.

RoHS - Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical & Electronic Equipment Directive
  • ROHS - Exemptions from Article 4(1) Restrictions, Annexes III & IV
    EU. Exemptions from Article 4(1) Restrictions (Annexes III & IV), Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS), as amended by 2020/366/EU, 5 March 2020

    This list contains the application exemptions listed in Annexes III and IV to RoHS (2011/65/EU). Annex III contains applications exempted from the restriction in Article 4(1), while Annex IV lists applications exempted from the restriction in Article 4(1) specific to medical devices and monitoring and control instruments.

  • ROHS Directive - Restricted Substances as per Article 4(1), Annex II
    EU. Restricted Substances Referred to in Article 4(1) (Annex II), Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS), as amended by Directive 2015/863/EU, 4 June 2015

    This list contains the substances listed in Annex II to the Directive on the restriction of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS - 2011/65/EU). Restricted per Art. 4(1) of RoHS, each listed substance includes a maximum concentration value tolerated by weight in homogeneous materials.

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Substance names and other identifiers

Regulatory process names
Chromium (VI) compounds
CMD - Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive, Annex III - OELVs, Other
Chromium VI compounds
Construction Product Regulation - Annex I (3) - Hazardous Substances, General Product Safety Directive - Hazardous Substances
Hexavalent chromium
End-of-Life Vehicles Directive - General Use Exemptions, ROHS Directive - Restricted Substances as per Art. 4(1), Annex II, ROHS - Exemptions from Art. 4(1) Restrictions, Annexes III & IV
Hexavalent chromium compounds
End-of-Life Vehicles Directive - Specific Use Exemptions

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