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.

Element

Use in Wireless Technology

Harmful Effects

Lead

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

Beryllium

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

Arsenic

Used in some integrated circuits
and semiconductors

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

Mercury

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

Antimony

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

Cadmium

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, ISO: 14001 and OHSAS:18001 Certified recycler based in Jacksonville, Texas, provides free computer recycling as well as mobile cellular phone recycling opportunities to businesses across the United States.

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