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Environmental Aspects of Lead Free Soldering and Study of Legislations Banning Lead Based Solders in Different Countries

Arthur Jebastine SunderRaj 1 and D Ananthapadmanaban 2


DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.10717758


Lead based solders have been in use for many years, but in recent times, they are being phased out. Lead based solders have generated environmental problems and the dissolved lead in soil is also poisonous and carcinogenic. This being the case, lead is being phased out in most countries. This paper is a review on the problems faced due to lead based solders and the legislations undertaken in various countries to tackle this problem. Legal steps have been taken in developed countries and some steps have been taken in India too. Legislations in USA, European Union, Japan and India have been discussed. A detailed view of legislations in different countries is discussed and the way forward is outlined. These steps would help to ensure that our environment is kept cleaner. It is hoped that these legislations would force researchers to discover more and more lead free alloys in the future.


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, St. Josephs Institute of Technology, Semmancherry, Chennai-600119
2 Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri SivaSubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, Kalavakkam- 603110



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