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High tech trash : digital devices, hidden toxics, and human health

Author: Elizabeth Grossman; Nick Williams; Island Press.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Island Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : MP3 : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Digital Age was expected to usher in an era of clean production, an alternative to smokestack industries and their pollutants. But as environmental journalist Elizabeth Grossman reveals in this penetrating analysis of high tech manufacture and disposal, digital may be sleek, but it's anything but clean. Deep within every electronic device lie toxic materials that make up the bits and bytes, a complex thicket of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2006004549
(OCoLC)77660497
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Grossman; Nick Williams; Island Press.
ISBN: 9781597264310 1597264318
OCLC Number: 232576081
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 11:29:19.
Performer(s): Read by Nick Williams.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 165111 KB; MP3 file size: 324054 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Contents: Underside of high tech --
Raw materials, where bits, bytes, and the earth's crust coincide --
Producing high tech, the environmental impact --
High-tech manufacture and human health --
Flame retardants, a tale of toxics --
When high tech electronics become trash --
Not in our backyard, exporting electronic waste --
Politics of recycling --
Land ethic for the digital age --
Appendix: How to recycle a computer, cell phone, TV, or other digital devices.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Grossman.

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The Digital Age was expected to usher in an era of clean production, an alternative to smokestack industries and their pollutants. But as environmental journalist Elizabeth Grossman reveals in this penetrating analysis of high tech manufacture and disposal, digital may be sleek, but it's anything but clean. Deep within every electronic device lie toxic materials that make up the bits and bytes, a complex thicket of lead, mercury, cadmium, plastics, and a host of other often harmful ingredients.

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