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Design for the Environment (DfE) Printed Circuit Board Partnership

Organization Environmental Protection Agency
Organization Type Government
URL http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/projects/pcb/index.htm
Geographic Scope Nationwide
Issue Electronics, Green Product Design, Hazardous Waste & Materials, Pollution Prevention
Sector Consumer Goods, Information and Communications Technologies (ICT)
Type Of Assistance Research/Case Studies, Voluntary or Partnership Programs
Description The goal of this multi-stakeholder partnership is to identify and evaluate commercially available flame retardants and their environmental, human health and safety and environmental fate aspects in FR-4 printed circuit boards. The partnership incorporates life-cycle thinking into the project as it explores the potential hazards associated with flame retardants and potential exposures throughout the life cycle of flame retardants as used in FR-4 printed circuit boards.

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