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Understanding RoHS and Cal Prop 65 Compliance

March 8, 2024

In the realm of radiation shielding innovations, Artemis Shielding’s Nanotek® technology stands out for many reasons, including its safe and sustainable makeup. When developing the Nanotek® technology, it was crucial for our team to ensure it met RoHS and California Proposition 65 requirements.

Why is this important?


First, you need to understand exactly what RoHS is and what the benefits of compliance are. RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. RoHS, also known as Directive

2002/95/EC, originated in the European Union and restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products (known as EEE).

So, what are the hazardous substances we’re restricting and why is it beneficial to restrict them? The substances banned under RoHS are lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), and four different phthalates (DEHP, BBP, BBP, DIBP). It is important that we restrict or discontinue the use of these materials because they are hazardous to the environment, pollute landfills, and present risks associated with occupational exposure during manufacturing and recycling processes.

Plainly stated, by meeting these standards, we’re protecting people and the world from the harmful effects of these dangerous substances. That has been, and will continue to be, the primary mission of Artemis Shielding.

California Proposition 65

CA Prop 65, known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is a California law requiring businesses operating in California, including those that manufacture, distribute, or sell consumer products in the state, to notify Californians about certain conservative levels of chemicals known to the state. It requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. These chemicals cannot be in the products that Californians purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or in materials released into the environment.

Artemis Shielding’s continued compliance with this standard is simply an additional step we have taken in making sure we are consistently producing sustainable products that aren’t harmful to the people who use them or encounter them. By doing this, we are serving as responsible stewards of the planet and our environment.

Bottom line… it’s about the people and the planet and, to the Artemis team, it’s worth going the extra mile to ensure the safety and sustainability of both.

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