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E-waste. Today's word. Does it matter?
« on: June 22, 2018, 05:53:17 PM »
This comes close to home.  :(
I ive in an area where we are not allowed to just throm out old PC transh into the garbage.
Nor can we just throw it into the river. Here in California they are very fussy about what yu put into the river.
Here is the CH word of the day:
https://www.computerhope.com/jargon/e/e-waste.htm
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E-waste
Updated: 10/04/2017 by Computer Hope

E-wasteShort for electronic waste, e-waste is a term used to describe the refuse generated by electronic equipment such as monitors, computers, and mobile devices. E-waste encompasses the materials used to manufacture electronic devices as well.

Anybody  working is such dump sites can be exposed to heavey metals. Constante exposure to heavey metals can cuase mental and physical heath problems.  :'(
Reference:
https://draxe.com/heavy-metal-detox/
Exposure to toxic heavy metals is believed to be a contributing factor, if not a root cause, of symptoms like low energy, mood disturbances and cognitive changes. Heavy metals first enter your bloodstream from exposure to farmed fish, contaminated water, dental fillings and household products. These metals then travel throughout your body and penetrate the cells of various tissues and organs, where they can remain stored up for years!

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Re: E-waste. Today's word. Does it matter?
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2018, 01:59:43 AM »
Today's word? Is it 2005 again?

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Re: E-waste. Today's word. Does it matter?
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2018, 10:53:31 AM »
I got a Windows Update and it sent me back to 2005.  ::)
What year do you have?   :)

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    Re: E-waste. Today's word. Does it matter?
    « Reply #3 on: November 12, 2018, 10:00:20 PM »
    We make a lot of e-waste. When electronics end up in landfills, toxics like lead, mercury, and cadmium leach into the soil and water. The electronic waste problem is huge: More than 20 million tons of e-waste are produced every year.