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Many individuals and businesses just do not know what to do with the old computer when they have purchased the "new and improved" version.

Toxic Chemicals in Your Computer

Found in CRT monitors, televisions, and solder on circuit boards, lead can cause mental development problems in children and increased blood pressure in adults. Long-term effects include stroke, kidney disease, and cancer.

Hexavalent Chromium
A recognized carcinogen, this compound, used for corrosion protection in metal housings, may also cause respiratory problems.

Common in LCD backlighting, circuit boards, and some switches, Mercury is known to cause birth defects, elevated blood pressure and heart problems.

Ranked among the most hazardous chemicals by the EPA, Cadmium is a known carcinogen and can cause developmental and reproductive problems. It is found in batteries, printed circuit boards, and some plastics.

A known carcinogen - also suspected to cause kidney, liver, respiratory, cardiovascular and other problems - is used in circuit boards.

Used in CRTs to help block radiation, Barium is suspected to cause reproductive, developmental, neurological, and respiratory problems.

Considered hazardous under the Federal Clean Air Act, phosphorus used in CRTs is a suspected hazard, but toxicity is undocumented.

When burned, plastics can release Dioxin, a known carcinogen and suspected developmental toxin. Plastics are used in the casings of most electronics.

Brominated flame retardants
A confirmed carcinogen that also causes birth defects, Bromine is suspected to cause reproductive, neurological, and endocrine problems. These materials are Used in plastics.

While the list is frightening, the good news is that all of these metals and chemicals can be safely recycled and reintroduced into the manufacturing stream to make everyday items such as tennis shoes and televisions/displays.

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