Are Your Electronics Poisonous?

There are thousands of toxic elements found in every day electronics; ranging from cleaners to fire retardants. These toxic elements are in circuit boards, hard drives, cell phones and computer monitor screens. About 40% of substantial metals found in landfills are lead, mercury, and cadmium from electronics that have been not properly recycled. Main contributors […]

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There are thousands of toxic elements found in every day electronics; ranging from cleaners to fire retardants. These toxic elements are in circuit boards, hard drives, cell phones and computer monitor screens. About 40% of substantial metals found in landfills are lead, mercury, and cadmium from electronics that have been not properly recycled. Main contributors to these toxic elements are CRT computer monitors. Recycling these used and surplus electronics equipment, can help stop toxins from culmination in landfills and causing health and environmental hazards.

Common Toxic Elements

Lead – a cause of brain damage

Mercury – a cause of kidney damage

Cadmium – a kidney poison

Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs) – cause hormone issues and developmental problems

Indium – another major toxin in semiconductors.

CRT and LCD Monitors

Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) TVs and computer monitors contain a large amount of toxins. A typical CTR monitor contains about 4 to 8 pounds of lead. Flat screen monitors and flat screen TVs contain a smaller amount of lead, but must still be disposed of appropriately. Flat screen TVs also have a significant amount of mercury, making them just as damaging as CRTs if not disposed of properly.

Choose a Certified ITAD Vendor

Illegal disposal of IT assets is beginning to gain the interest of industry regulators resulting in huge fines. According to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, companies are responsible for the recycling processes of their retired IT assets. Companies can avoid environmental penalties by ensuring proper, certified disposal of your IT assets with a certified ITAD vendorWe Buy Used IT Equipment has the environmental compliance status required to safely and legally recycle your IT equipment.

As consumers we are ultimately responsible for the products we buy and their eventual disposal. We Buy Used IT Equipment has the environmental compliance status required to safely and legally recycle your IT equipment, avoiding fines from industry regulators. As a leader in the e-waste recycling industry since 1965, our goal is to make sure your It equipment is recycled responsibly and kept out of landfills. You will reap the benefits of our experience and care for your assets as our processes make sustainability and corporate social responsibility easily achievable.

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