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What happens to your old computers, monitors, keyboards, mouse etc once you’ve upgraded to the latest model, are you just taking them to the local landfill?. This article will outline the hazards with computer recycling and what should be done with your old computers once you have upgraded.

What’s the big deal anyway the old computers can just go out with all our other rubbish. The biggest concern is with CRTs and the monitors they contain approximately 4 pounds of lead per unit. The lead cannot be physically broken down like other waste and over time the whole landfill will become contaminated from the lead toxin’s.

I think we know all the dangers associated with lead poisoning and the health problems that can occur including:

o Learning disabilities

o Behaviour problems

o High doses of lead has been present

o Seizures

o Comma

o Death

If that’s not enough there … Read More