Towards U.S. RoHS?

USA RoHS lead-free

President Donald Trump signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on December 20, 2019, and approved a military budget of USD $738 billion.


Interestingly enough, the bill includes a $5 million found for R&D on lead-free electronics in aerospace, defense and high-performance (ADHP) applications. Section 703 of that bill covers ‘lead level screening and testing for children’. The Pb-free Electronics Risk Management (PERM) Council aims to coordinate activities between the government and the industry, towards lead-free practices.


This US decision moves to less exposure to hazardous substances. Is it the early stage of a coming federal RoHS act?


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