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Between two and four million tons of e-waste from the United States wind up overseas each year for low-tech recycling.  
 
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Friday, 12 January 2007

The toxic side of the computer age.

November 21, 2006

We talk with ELIZABETH GROSSMAN an environmental journalist whose new book is "High Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health." Grossman says, as Americans become more computer savvy, there's a profound misunderstanding by the public that computer makers are inherently environmentally friendly. Her book traces the toxic waste created in producing computers and the eventual problem of where to throw old ones away.

http://www.whyy.org/rameta/RT/2006/RT20061121_20_2.ram 

 
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