What substances makes electronics such a growing concern?

The following are toxic compounds and elements identified in IT devices: Lead; Mercury; Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium; Polybrominated Biphenyls(PBBs); Polybrominated Diphenyl Esthers(PBDEs) Mercury can be found in relays, switches and batteries. Cadmium can be in resistors and semiconductors. The brominated fire retardants can be found on printed circuit boards, cables and casings; although the more problematic ones have been phased out of newer products but remain in older products. Lead is used in glass TV and PC cathode ray tubes(CRTs) as well as solder and interconnects. These hazardous chemicals are not a problem while the device is intact, it is when these devices decay in a landfill or are incinerated that the concern about the release of toxic wastes become an issue. This is why having a IT Asset Management vendor who believes in strong environmental safety by R2 and e-Steward regulated partners is so important in today’s ever growing electronic e-waste world. Contact us at info@techservicellc.com or 718-876-9203 to see how our services can help benefit your company and the environment.