Printed Circuit Boards
are prevalent in the electronics industry because of their
inexpensive and reliable features in connecting electronic
components. Society has tended to overlook the health
and environment concerns over Printed Circuit Boards as they became commonplace
in electronics ranging from radios, LCDs to computer systems.
The circuits are typically formed by a thin layer of copper
foil, together with an insulating board as the substrate.
Different dielectrics can provide different insulating
values. Some of these dielectrics are polytetrafluoroethylene,
epoxy and resin. The board is normally coated with a solder
mask. And lead is usually used in soldering. These materials
help Printed Circuit Boards to provide constant platform for the small components
which comprise a circuit, leading to stable performance
as a whole.
Printed Circuit Boards and other electronics
contain excess heavy metals so they should not be disposed
of in landfills. These consist of mercury, bromide, flame
retardants, and lead, which threaten ground water if left
in landfills and increases the costs of landfill operations
The health concerns are extensive.
These toxic materials can cause an acute syndrome of abdominal
pain, fatigue, constipation. Chronic symptoms include
headache, joint and muscle aches, weakness, irritability,
depression, anorexia, and abdominal discomfort.
Intercon Solutions operates within an ISO 14001 Certified Environmental
Management System. We provide complete recycling with
absolutely no reselling/remarketing, no landfilling, no
incineration and no exporting. We are different from most
electronics recycling companies in that we concentrate
exclusively on recovering raw materials.
Contact us today
to establish "A Partnership in Green".
Still have questions about Printed Circuit Boards? Contact Intercon Solutions here.