Toxic Materials Commonly Found in E-Waste
Found in thermal grease that is used in CPUs, Beryllium Oxide is a known carcinogenic. Exposure to Beryllium Oxide can occur via inhalation or internally such as accidental ingestion or getting it into your eyes.
How it harms you: Chest pain, cyanosis, anorexia, pulmonary insufficiency and even lung cancer.
This carcinogenic is present in the circuit boards and the plastics used in electronics.
How it harms you: Impaired development of nervous system, thyroid problems and liver complications.
Found in old cathode ray tubes and light emitting diodes.
How it harms you: Cancer, strokes, heart diseases, chronic lower respiratory diseases and death.
Found in batteries, solder and the glass from CRT monitors.
How it harms you: Negative effect on your heart, kidneys, bones and nervous system.
Found in fluorescent lighting, thermostats and flat screen monitors.
How it harms you: Dermatitis, memory loss, muscle weakness and death.
Found in light sensitive receptors and rechargeable batteries.
How it harms you: Can cause severe damage to your lungs and kidneys.
There are many sustainable, responsible and even profitable ways in which you can dispose of your E-Waste.
Contact us at (03) 9357 3433 to know more about how we can enable you to make the most of your e-waste and minimize the damage caused to the environment.