No I am saying that there has never been any documented nor experimental evidence that this can happen in land fill with electronic equipment. Sure you can put all sorts of acid on it to make it oxidize but those acids are not found in any landfill situations.
I get that nobody has found it, or measured it around a landfil. But that's a far cry from saying it can't happen.
I will ask my partner, who was (now retired) a chemist working for the Environment Agency, her job was the regulating and control of landfill sites.
I did ask and the answer was less than convincing.
I said that it has never happened, not even a minimal amount.
You've got your logic wrong. The fact that it hasn't been observed is NOT proof that it has never happened. Only that it has not been observed to have happened.
Landfill sites the World over are tested for adverse stuff in leachate on a regular basis, they are in the UK for sure. So if lead (from electronic stuff) were to be a real risk, why (as far as we know) has it not yet been detected ?
You've got your logic wrong. The fact that it hasn't been observed is NOT proof that it has never happened.
I never said that it can't happen.
I said that it has never happened
If it is such a good idea then why is it not in the U.S.?
Really? The fact that the US does or does not do something has absolutely no correlation to the idea being good or not. We're sort of known world-wide for our idiotic tendencies.
I wonder how many tons of lead has been spread around by wars and sport shooting.
Yes much more than electronics would contribute I would guess. That was very much my point, the whole RoSH thing is concentrating on the potential small effects and not looking at the larger scale.