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

Author: Elizabeth Grossman
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What happens to your computer when you finally replace it? To your cell phone, your iPod, your television set? Most likely, they - and untold millions of digital devices like them - will join the global stream of hazardous high tech trash. The Digital Age was expected to usher in an era of clean production, an alternative to smokestack industries and their pollutants. But as [the author] reveals, high tech may be  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Grossman
OCLC Number: 77660497
Notes: Originally published: Washington : Island Press/Shearwater Books, ©2006.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital mono ; 4 3/4 in.
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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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. This  Read more...

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"In this astonishingly wide-ranging investigation, Elizabeth Grossman exposes the toxic fallout from manufacturing and discarding high-tech gadgetry."--Elizabeth Royte, author of "Garbage Land: On Read more...

 
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