PRIO – A tool for Risk Reduction of Chemicals

Criteria for assessing whether the substance is a phase-out substance - Particularly hazardous metals (Hg, Cd, Pb and their compounds)

Mercury, cadmium, lead and compounds containing these metals are all phase-out substances. There are no special criteria as the presence of the metals is sufficient, and the PRIO tool recommends the user as far as possible to replace these substances with less hazardous substances or make use of alternative methods.