E-waste Pollution Effects

Electronic Waste Environmental Effects

E-wastes pose massive threats on the environment and to the well being of

Studies have consistently shown that electronic waste from devices like mobile phones, PDA's and digital cameras contains toxins that are damaging to our environment and health. That is why STS Electronic Recycling is so important. When you recycle your cell phone, computer or other electronic recycleable, you are helping to keep toxic elements out of landfills.


Use in Wireless Technology

Harmful Effects


Used primarily in soldering of
circuit boards and other device components



Extremely harmful to the human body; damages both the central and peripheral nervous systems; can cause seizures, retardation, high blood pressure, damage to the kidneys and liver; adversely affects child development


Forms significant portions of electrical connectors and
battery contacts

Long term exposure can be carcinogenic, especially for the lungs. Extreme exposure can lead to a potentially fatal condition known as Acute Beryllium Disease


Used in some integrated circuits
and semiconductors

Arsenic is a notoriously potent poison; causes severe damage to the digestive tract


Can be found to a degree in
batteries and circuit boards

Attacks the central nervous and endocrine systems; harmful to mouth, teeth and gums; poses risk in the neurological development of unborn fetuses


Used in production of diodes
and batteries. Pure form used
in semiconductor production

Toxic to humans in ways similar to arsenic; fatal in large doses


Used in soldering, semiconductors and chip resistors

Potentially carcinogenic; Repeated exposure can damage the lungs, kidneys and liver

The long term effects avoidable by simply recycling your old electronics are unmeasureable.  We would like to personally invite you to meet our challenge to reduce your own footprint on the environment and benefit those in need at the same time.  For more information on how you can help or donate your old electronics please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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About STS Electronic Recycling

STS Electronic Recycling, Inc., an a EPA Certified IT Asset Disposal Service Provider and Recycler based in Jacksonville, Texas, provides free computer, laptop and tablet recycling as well as computer liquidation and ITAD services to businesses across the United States.