We all use computers, printers, cell phones,
DVD players and TVs, but did you know that these
electronics could be harmful to our health? Mercury,
lead, barium, chromium and cadmium are just a
few of the hazardous and toxic elements found
in our electronics.
With over 315 million obsolete personal computers
and with over six pounds of lead within each monitor,
how do we prevent exposure to these harmful toxins?
The answer lies within how we dispose of our old
electronics and prevent these toxins from leaking
into the environment.
One solution is to use Staples
Nationwide Computer and Office Technology Recycling
Program. The Company is working with Amandi
Services to accept and recycle any electronic
drop-offs for a minimal handling charge of $10
No matter what you choose to do with your old
electronics, do not disassemble them yourself.
This will only expose you to the harmful elements
|A select list of toxins found in