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Re: [teacherartexchange] BE CAREFUL USING JUNKED COMPUTERS!!

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From: Bunki Kramer (bkramer_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Aug 23 2009 - 16:21:15 PDT


Hi Mags. I had heard that monitors were toxic materials (which we
weren't going to use) but the motherboard pieces and wires were okay.
I saw and heard this on a TV show about old computers. Where did you
get your information? Toodles.....Bunki

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On Aug 23, 2009, at 2:42 PM, mwhiteec@cablemodem.com.ec wrote:

> Old computers--the motherboards and monitors--contain toxic heavy
> metals such
> as cadmium, lead, and mercury. Because the U.S. does not want to deal
> responsibly with their disposal, millions of them are shipped
> overseas to
> countries with really lax safety standards for the workers who
> dismantle and
> recycle the parts.
>
> Maggie

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