Getting the Lead Out of Solders

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The following is a list of links to websites introducing the basics leading to the transition to lead-free solders.
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Where is  Lead? A summary of where lead can be found in industry, including the electronic industry, and it's impact IPC [launch site]
WEEE Essentials A summary of WEEE "Essentials" Electronics South (New Zealand) [launch site]
RoHS The Basics Summarizes various implications of RoHS for the electronics industry Electronics South (New Zealand) [launch site]
What is RoHS? Highlights and summary of RoHS   National Weights and Measures Laboratory (UK) [launch site]
Waste Electical and Electronic Equipment and RoHS The Europa WEEE Website European Commission [launch site]
Directive 2002/95/EC Directive 2002/95/EC - Restriction of the use of certainhazardous substances in electronic and electrical equipment European Commission [launch site]
Frequently Asked Questions on RoHS and WEEE The official European Union FAQ site  European Commission [launch site]
Electronic Waste Recyling Act - California Website covering the California Electronic Waste Recylcing Act of 2003 State of California [launch site]
The Latest on WEEE/RoHS Global trade related website U.S. Mission to the European Union [launch site]
RoHS Compliance Overview of RoHS Compliance IPC [launch site]
RoHS-news RoHS / WEEE New Releases and News Information [launch site]
Best Practices in Implementing RoHS Compliant Assembly: Winter 2006 A perspective on RoHS implementation Indium Corp. of America [launch site]
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Regarding RoHS Testing Perspectives from a testing laboratory IMR Laboratory [launch site]