Over the last few months we have been talking about Green IT through various concepts and have been promoting the use of technology to bring back the touch of green to use it efficiently to limit our hardware needs. But why is this e-waste dangerous??
The smart looking devices we use have their skin, bones and organs made of lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, copper, beryllium, barium, chromium, nickel, zinc, and sometimes silver and gold. If these materials are not disposed off properly, they can seep underground and can contaminate underground water leading to bioaccumulation, first in plants and then in animals and humans. To see how in different ways it can affect almost all our organs, click here or here.
If you have money, you can get treated; but why do you want to kill the poor? Once you no longer need your mobile, TV, computer or any other electronic device; dispose it properly. Don't be the reason for somebody's death.