Restriction of Hazardous Substances, or more commonly known as ROHS Directive , is a way to tackle health and environmental apprehension related to the material used in making electronic products. RoHS was introduced as part of an initiative to reduce and eliminate the threat of toxic waste as well as make electronic equipment safe for the end user. This European Directive came into effect in 2006. ROHS is deemed as a standard to ensure that certain components are not used in electronic equipments. Hazardous substances used in electronic equipments cannot just affect the workers who are exposed to them but can be equally damaging to earth, air, water and its users. These causes led to ROHS Directive becoming a law.
ROHS affects all companies that sell electronics whether, directly or indirectly to the EU countries. Generally the types of products that fall under the purview of ROHS directive include appliances such as iron, geyser, mobile phones, computer and its peripherals, etc. These products are generally tested for ROHS compliance by a X-ray fluorescence metal analyzer for compliance. Such ROHS compliant products are even preferred by the users, as they know it is safe for them to use. This helps company attain a positive image with its buyers. ROHS compliance is mandatory for all businesses manufacturing or marketing electrical in EU. There are no exemptions and even third party suppliers of components or resellers have to abide by this regulation. Non compliance with ROHS guidelines brings strict penalties. So, companies interested in business with EU should go for this compliance.
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Environmental Impact with ROHS