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I Just Gotta Eco Ya
- Damages Health- Recent studies suggest that E-waste can be a factor in oxidative stress, can trigger cardiovascular disease, DNA damage and possibly cancer (source)
- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality says 24.3 million pounds of old hard drives, motherboards and various other computer parts were diverted away from landfills in 2010
- California (June 2011) The state’s electronic-waste recycling program has reached its 1 billionth pound of unwanted electronics. That’s more than any other state has recycled — and amounts to roughly 20 million TVs and computers kept out of landfills. (Source)
- Scientists who have examined Guiyu have determined that because of the waste, the location has the highest levels of cancer-causing dioxins in the world. Pregnant women are six times more likely to suffer a miscarriage, and seven out of ten kids have too much lead in their blood. Many of the devices broken down in the town came from other countries including the US, who in 2008 according to Natural Resources Defense Council Allen Hershkowitz tossed out 130,000 computers each day and dispose of over 100 million cell phones each year Read more: http://techland.time.com/2011/01/14/electronic-waste-where-does-it-go-and-what-happens-to-it/#ixzz1OzDpXc2f