Controlling Environmentally Hazardous Substances in Electrical & Electronic Products

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 17:02

By Abdul H. Khalid, PhD, CHMMThe European Union (UN)’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) is a well know directive # 2002/95EC that restricts the use of specific hazardous materials or substances contained in electrical & electronic equipment, known as (EEE). RoHS has an impact on electronic industry while manufacturing and distributing locally or worldwide.  This directive is originated in the European Union (EU) in 2002 and is related to environmental conservation activities based on 14001 standards for environmental management, thereby, reducing or eliminating the use of hazardous chemicals, materials, and substances.  All applicable products in the EU market must pass the RoHS compliance directive.See article here.