Global consumption of lead-free solder has increased 20% worldwide over the past nine years, while lead solder
consumption has decreased by the same percentage (IPC, 2017b).
There is now a shift away from oil-based paints, pesticide-laced lumber, lead solder
, Formaldehyde-based glues, and volatile organic compounds.
Water that sits in contact with lead solder
, or with the lead in some brass fixtures, for long periods will have higher levels of contamination.
The pieces of lead solder
from pipes that fall off into a single glass of water can be equivalent to eating five to 10 lead paint chips, Edwards says.
In Figure 3 the roll angle [alpha](t) time-series for wax, gypsum, and lead solder
made rattlebacks are presented, as these were numerically calculated.
In Greenville, North Carolina, public health workers traced a 1-year-old boy's blood lead levels of more than 20 [micro]g/dL to tap water that had corroded lead solder
in the home plumbing.
In 2006, the European Union banned lead solder
in some electronic devices due to landfill concerns.
The sector has also been helped by a ban on lead solder
by the US and EU, increasing demand for tin solder.
Using lead solder
allows the CAD designer to create land patterns that accommodate a variety of alternate component packages, even when they have slightly different component lead dimensions.
Pelletier, director of public health, said the elevated lead levels come from lead solder
used to connect pipes in some homes built before 1986.
This not only eliminated the need to use lead solder
all together, but also produced a board that is 75 percent smaller, because everything is located on one side.