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In Europe, most of existing electrical transformers use refilling desiccant breathers with silicagel. End users refill them about one time per year.

There is no matter to speak about past European Directives concerning chemical substances, health worker protection. At this time, came into force in July 2007, the regulation that all European industrial players have to respect and follow is the REACH regulation => Registration (by industry), Evaluation (by a new Chemical Agency), Authorisation (and possible restriction) of Chemicals
Chemical substances and products that contain chemical substances, that will be not in accordance with REACH, will be prohibited of the European market after December 1st, 2008.
Presentation of REACH by European Commissions: Reach brochure English
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Complete text of European Regulation N°1907/2006, called REACH: REACH Text English
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CEE official page to download REACH regulation in all European language: » Link

Importation, delivery and use of chemical substance that will be not in accordance with REACH or not pre-registered to European Competent authorities, before December 1st, 2008, will be forbidden. It means that after December 1st 2008, end-users must have the official proof that substances they use are not in accordance with REACH or not pre-registered for the special use they do with it.

Official CEE texts: How to determinate if a chemical substance must be considered as CMR - carcinogenic, mutagenic or with effect on birth- see point 1.6.1
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Link to REACH details: » details on REACH
ink for MSDS concerning desiccant products supply on the market.» MSDS of products used in desiccant filters on electrical transformers

Note: When a chemical supplier print that his chemical substance or preparation is safe or non hazardous for human, please, have a look on the last paragraph of all MSDS. You will read that this kind of information is 100% without warranty from this supplier and that, as the purchaser, you will be the only person responsable with your state regulations. See the NOTE page 2 => Additional informations
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