LG Display announced that its OLED TV panels have received Eco-Product certification from Swiss-based SGS (Société Générale de Surveillance). LG's OLED TV panels have been recognized as eco-friendly products with low emissions of hazardous substances.
SGS evaluated the overall environmental aspects of OLED TV panels and found their environmental friendliness to be especially notable in three categories covering the lowering of indoor air pollutants, the reduction of hazardous substances, and high recyclability.
According to the evaluation results, OLED TV panels’ emissions of total volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were more than 50% lower than those of LCD TV panels. VOCs are associated with a range of health risks and are a known cause of “sick building syndrome.” As they are often released by plastics, LCD TVs emit more VOCs because they use more plastic-based sheets and parts for their backlights, whereas OLED’s self-luminous display technology requires no backlight. In addition, unlike some high-end LCD products, OLED TV panels do not use any parts containing hazardous substances such as cadmium and indium phosphide, which are Group 1 and Group 2 carcinogens respectively as classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer under the World Health Organization. OLED TV panels also feature excellent resource efficiency and recycling rates because they require fewer parts than their LCD counterparts.
Earlier this year LG announced its OLED TV displays have been recognized for maximum eye comfort by leading global independent inspection service TÜV Rheinland of Germany and UL, a leading global safety science company. In 2019 LG's OLED TV panels received an Eye Comfort Display certification from TÜV Rheinland.