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- Practical Guide -
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SECTION 7
ELASTOMERS AND RUBBER
Elastomers and rubber are not yet regulated at EU level by a specific Directive, with the
exception of the Directive 93/11/EEC concerning the nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable
substances released by rubber teats and soothers (see Annex). The general provisions of the
framework Directive 89/109/EEC [A11] apply in all the other situations. The Committee of
Experts of the Council of Europe is drafting a technical document in this issue (see Chapter
IV).
Nota bene
The silicones have been treated at the levels of the Member States and the Council of Europe
as a specific issue and are treated separately also here (see Section 8).